MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, June 7, 2018 – Sherwin-Williams announced today, through its General
Industrial division, the addition of Kiki Redhead as Color and Trend Lead for Industrial Coatings. She
will be based at the Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
leading color strategy, development and trend forecasting.
“We believe that color should be a competitive advantage for our customers, and we are dedicated
to ensuring they get the right colors, in the right technologies, as quickly as possible. Kiki’s extensive
background in trend forecasting and creative strategy in color, material, and finish development will
be a valuable asset in helping our customers get to market faster with new colors. We are excited to
welcome her to our growing team of experts dedicated to providing industry-leading coating
solutions,” said Bruce Irussi, President and General Manager, Sherwin-Williams, General Industrial
In her new role, Redhead will be responsible for leading color workshops as well as Color and Trend
initiatives for industrial design segments such as appliance, electronics, building products and
general finishes. She’ll also lead the development of a new industrial design center, scheduled to
open in late 2018. The center will host customers from around the world as they select new
coatings and finish options.
“I’m thrilled to re-join Sherwin-Williams because of the company’s commitment to ensuring
customers gain a competitive edge by identifying and achieving the right color and finish for their
products,” said Redhead. “I look forward to combining my passion for color with Sherwin-Williams’s
coatings expertise to help designers and manufacturers execute their vision.
Redhead’s work has impacted products from consumer goods to cars, cabinets, coatings, clothing,
and cosmetics. She has previous experience with Sherwin-Williams, Time Inc. SPC, and Polaris
Industries. In 2008, she opened Colour Couture, a consultancy that has since coached 35 crossindustry
clients from over 12 countries in the areas of color, material, finish, and future trends.
Redhead received a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Management with a concentration in
Interior Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a Master’s Degree in Trend Forecasting
from Italy’s Polimoda. She also sat on the Board of Directors for the Color Marketing Group and coauthored
two books on how to choose color confidently.
About General Industrial Coatings
Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coatings offers innovative liquid, powder, and electrocoat
technologies and expertise around the globe to manufacturers and tier suppliers involved with
Heavy Equipment, Transportation, Building Products, Military, General Finishing, and Design Finish
products. Customers value the global reach of our capabilities combined with localized service at
over 150 locations worldwide. The General Industrial Division is part of the Sherwin-Williams
Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for
construction, industrial, packaging, and transportation markets in more than 120 countries in the
world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture,
development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional,
industrial, commercial, and retail customers. For more information, visit http://oem.sherwinwilliams.com.
The Sherwin-Williams Company, General Industrial Coatings, 1101 South Third Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
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