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Hendrickson named Valspar chairman as Mansfield retires

MINNEAPOLIS — Coatings supplier Valspar Corp. has named President and CEO Gary Hendrickson to the additional role of chairman of the board.

He succeeds former President and CEO William Mansfield, who is retiring from the board after serving as chairman since August 2007.

Hendrickson has held his current executive roles since June 2011. He joined Valspar's packaging business in 1994 and has held a variety of senior leadership positions the company's consumer and international businesses, among others.

Company officials said the appointment completes the transition plan it had in place for the retirement of Mansfield.

"Gary's proven leadership, deep understanding of the coatings industry and his vision for Valspar's long-term growth make him uniquely qualified to lead our board," Jeffrey Curler, chair of the board's nominating and governance committee, said in a press release.

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