Sherwin-Williams Co. has named Allen J. Mistysyn (pictured) as its senior vice-president – finance, and chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2017.  Mistysyn has served as senior vice-president – corporate controller since October 2014 and will assume the CFO duties currently held by Sean P. Hennessy. Hennessy will remain with the company as senior vice-president – corporate planning, development and administration where he will provide support for the Valspar acquisition integration planning process and assist Mistysyn with his new role to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. Mistysyn has held a variety of operational and corporate finance leadership positions since joining Sherwin-Williams in June 1990.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in economics from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University. “We are fortunate to have such a strong internal candidate in Al Mistysyn for the role of CFO, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to management development and succession,” said John Stropki, Sherwin-Williams’ lead director. “The Board is also pleased that Sean Hennessy will continue to provide support and guidance as we transition to a new CFO and close the acquisition of Valspar.  Sean’s extraordinary vision, insight and execution during his 15 years as CFO have been instrumental in contributing to the Company’s strong operating results, responsible and disciplined financial management and significant returns for our shareholders.” Sherwin-Williams also announced that, effective October 25 this year, Jane M. Cronin has become as senior vice-president – corporate controller. Cronin has been employed with Sherwin-Williams since September 1989, and has served as vice-president – corporate audit and loss prevention since September 2013.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University (Ohio).