RPM International Inc., Medina, OH, has announced the appointment of retired U.S. Army General John P. Abizaid to its board of directors. Abizaid will be a Class II member of the board and serve on its compensation committee. His term will expire in 2009, at which time he will stand for re-election to the board by the company’s stockholders.

Abizaid retired from the U.S. Army in 2007 after 34 years of service, during which he rose from an infantry platoon leader to become a four-star general and the longest-serving commander of U.S. Central Command. During his distinguished career, his command assignments ranged from infantry combat to delicate international negotiations. Abizaid graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. His civilian studies include an Olmsted Scholarship at the University of Jordan, Amman, and a Master of Arts degree in Middle Eastern studies at Harvard University. Abizaid is a highly decorated officer who has been awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

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