News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Health and Medicine


Judge Says No to Sherwin Williams' Request

by WKSU's RENITA JABLONSKI


Morning Edition Host
Renita Jablonski
 
A judge said "no" today to companies that wanted a new trial in a case against former lead paint makers.
Click to Listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:36)


Listener Comments:










Miles Oravetz

1204 Main St.

Branford, Ct. 06405





Richard Smucker

The J.M. Smucker Company

Strawberry Lane

Orrville, Ohio 44667-0280



Dear Richard. It is time for shareholders and Board members to hold Chris Connor accountable for his CEO stewardship at Sherwin-Williams. We all know the debacle relating to his handling of the lead paint lawsuits. His arrogance in not having a witness testify in Rhode Island on behalf of Sherwin-Williams inexcusable. Further, his support of Jones Day to pre-emptively sue manicipalities to deflect future lead paint lawsuits is irresponsible, unethical, and cowardly. (Is Chris so confident of his strategy and leadership decisions that he put up for sale 200,000 shares of his own Sherwin-Williams stock last year?) In addition, Chris steadfast obstinateness to pursue "service recovery" with Miles Oravetz is shortsighted and results in continuing damage to Sherwin-Williams. Chris Connor's leadership is inept and characterized by misjudgement and misdirection; he should be removed as CEO.



Finally, Sherwin-Williams earnings are down 9%. Although a percentage of this loss is related to the subprime mess. This down turn is more attributable to Chris' management practices. I am sure you aware that CalPers will ask that two Fortune 500 CEO step down at their share holders meeting next week. For the same reasons I am asking for Chris' resignation.



Sherwin-Williams needs new leadership and new legal representation.As a Board member, you have a responsibility to vote Chris out and likewise vote Jones Day out. And as a shareholder, I will raise these issues at the annual share holders' meeting, April 16, 2008.



Sincerely

Miles Oravetz


Call Ann Harlan Smucker's (330) 684-3315

Miles Oravetz (203) 570-2214

www.webetrayamerica.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Planning your summer road trip? Check out AOL Travel Guides.




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Planning your summer road trip? Check out AOL Travel Guides.




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Planning your summer road trip? Check out AOL Travel Guides.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It's Tax Time! Get tips, forms and advice on AOL Money


Posted by: miles oravetz (branford) on May 19, 2008 1:22PM









Miles Oravetz

1204 Main St.

Branford, Ct. 06405





Richard Smucker

The J.M. Smucker Company

Strawberry Lane

Orrville, Ohio 44667-0280



Dear Richard. It is time for shareholders and Board members to hold Chris Connor accountable for his CEO stewardship at Sherwin-Williams. We all know the debacle relating to his handling of the lead paint lawsuits. His arrogance in not having a witness testify in Rhode Island on behalf of Sherwin-Williams inexcusable. Further, his support of Jones Day to pre-emptively sue manicipalities to deflect future lead paint lawsuits is irresponsible, unethical, and cowardly. (Is Chris so confident of his strategy and leadership decisions that he put up for sale 200,000 shares of his own Sherwin-Williams stock last year?) In addition, Chris steadfast obstinateness to pursue "service recovery" with Miles Oravetz is shortsighted and results in continuing damage to Sherwin-Williams. Chris Connor's leadership is inept and characterized by misjudgement and misdirection; he should be removed as CEO.



Finally, Sherwin-Williams earnings are down 9%. Although a percentage of this loss is related to the subprime mess. This down turn is more attributable to Chris' management practices. I am sure you aware that CalPers will ask that two Fortune 500 CEO step down at their share holders meeting next week. For the same reasons I am asking for Chris' resignation.



Sherwin-Williams needs new leadership and new legal representation.As a Board member, you have a responsibility to vote Chris out and likewise vote Jones Day out. And as a shareholder, I will raise these issues at the annual share holders' meeting, April 16, 2008.



Sincerely

Miles Oravetz


Call Ann Harlan Smucker's (330) 684-3315

Miles Oravetz (203) 570-2214

www.webetrayamerica.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Planning your summer road trip? Check out AOL Travel Guides.




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Planning your summer road trip? Check out AOL Travel Guides.




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Planning your summer road trip? Check out AOL Travel Guides.






--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It's Tax Time! Get tips, forms and advice on AOL Money


Posted by: miles oravetz (branford) on May 19, 2008 1:21PM
sherwin-williams and jones day violate veterans civil rights. check this wen page for full deatails. www.thenobodyvssherwinwilliams.com


Posted by: miles oravetz (branford ct 06405) on March 10, 2007 10:15PM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Kasich's gubernatorial ad focuses on his blue-collar roots
John Kasich is the biggest con-man in America. He will say one thing and then do the opposite. He is terribly successful at fooling the public and he is worki...

Some cab drivers in Cleveland refuse to promote Gay Games
the irony is that most americans distrust or hate muslims much more than they hate gays!! silly ignorant bigots-GO HOME!!!

New transportation companies come to Cleveland
Ride-sharing companies are breaking laws and regulations every day. From regulatory fee evasion to use of smartphone while driving (and even two smartphones(!) ...

Cleveland anti-poverty agency executive resigns amid financial probe
That committee won't be too independent. He plans to stay on until after the new appointee is chosen.

How can you wipe a criminal record clean?
Great article! NO CLINIC in May 2014, however, because it's graduation month for students For the next dates of the FREE Legal Clinic to help with Expungment,...

Drilling remains suspended while ODNR investigates NE Ohio earthquakes
Flaring and lights, so has all been halted? Also, smell of HS2 and sounds of an auger/drilling/water rushing underground. So, has all been halted? In light of t...

Will the Ohio River carry fracking wastewater?
Texas $ vs. WV citizens . Who will our governor listen to?

McKinley museum launches campaign to buy 'pawned' heirloom
Was the tiara sold or pawned? What is the name of the person who brought the tiara to the Gold

Ohio Supreme Court allows Stark County sheriff on the May ballot
Too bad they never got rid of Swanson, even after national exposure of the abuses at the jail. Maybe the abuses will stop now...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University