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Lawson Products Inc (LAWS.O)

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19 Jun 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John King

48 2019 Chairman of the Board

Michael DeCata

61 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ronald Knutson

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Controller, Treasurer

Neil Jenkins

69 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Matthew Brown

55 2017 Senior Vice President - Sales

Shane McCarthy

50 2015 Senior Vice President - Supply Chain and Business Development

Lee Hillman

63 2017 Lead Independent Director

Andrew Albert

73 2009 Independent Director

I. Steven Edelson

59 2009 Independent Director

Charles Hale

52 2019 Independent Director

Mark Moon

56 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John King

Mr. John Bryan King, CFA, is Chairman of the Board of the Lawson Products Inc. He is a principal of Luther King Capital Management ("LKCM") with approximately $15 billion of assets under management and has acted as an investment manager responsible for micro and small-capitalization public and private investments since 1994. Mr. King established and leads several alternative investment partnerships, such as LKCM Capital Group, LKCM Private Discipline Partnership, and LKCM Headwater Investments, that focus approximately $2 billion of their collective flexible capital on long-term investment strategies in public and private companies. In 2003, Mr. King established the LKCM Distribution Holdings oversight advisory board of operating partners and thought leaders to support LKCM Capital Group and its affiliates' investment activities in the distribution, packaging, shop, field and engineering services, and rental focused businesses. TestEquity, Relevant Solutions, Leading Quality Assurance, Industrial Distribution Group, Rawson and Golden State Medical Supply are among the businesses where Mr. King has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Managing Partner. He also has served in various capacities on and alongside of many other boards of both public and private companies, as well as numerous civic organizations. These professional experiences, along with Mr. King's particular knowledge and expertise in finance and capital management, qualify him to serve as a Director.

Michael DeCata

Mr. Michael G. DeCata is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Lawson Products, Inc. He was appointed President and CEO of Lawson Products on September 24, 2012. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. Prior to his appointment, Mr. DeCata worked in private equity, conducting acquisition analysis and due diligence for private equity firms in New York, Connecticut and Boston from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, he was President of Chefs' Warehouse, a $300 million specialty food distributor from 2006 to 2009. From 2008 until 2013, he served on the Board of Directors of Crescent Electric Supply. Prior to his position at Chefs' Warehouse, he was the Vice President of Fleet Operations and also led the Contractor Supplies Division of United Rentals, a $4.0 billion construction equipment rental company. From 1997 until 2002, he led the eastern region of W.W. Grainger representing over $1.4 billion in sales and consisting of 152 branch locations and a team of approximately 2,000. Mr. DeCata began his career at General Electric and worked in a variety of cross-functional as well as cross-business positions from 1979 until 1997. These professional experiences qualify him to serve as a Director.

Ronald Knutson

Mr. Ronald J. Knutson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Controller, Treasurer of the Lawson Products Inc.. He was elected Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller in April 2014 and has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since July 2012.

Neil Jenkins

Mr. Neil E. Jenkins is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Lawson Products, Inc. He was elected Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel in 2004.

Matthew Brown

Mr. Matthew J. Brown is Senior Vice President - Sales of the Lawson Products Inc. He was elected Senior Vice President, Sales in March 2017 and served as Vice President of Field Sales since January 2016. Mr. Brown held several levels of sales leadership roles for the Company over the last 18 years with the most recent title of Senior Director of Sales from 2014 to 2016.

Shane McCarthy

Mr. Shane T. McCarthy is Senior Vice President- Supply Chain and Business Development of Lawson Products, Inc. He was elected Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Business Development in December 2015 and previously served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain since June 2014. Mr. McCarthy served as Senior Vice President, Operations from July 2012 to June 2014.

Lee Hillman

Mr. Lee S. Hillman is Lead Independent Director of Lawson Products Inc. Lee S. Hillman has served as President of Liberation Advisory Group, a private management consulting firm, since 2003. Mr. Hillman has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Performance Health Systems, LLC, a business distributing Power Plate™ and bioDensity® branded, specialty health and exercise equipment since 2012, and its predecessor since 2009. From February 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Hillman served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Power Plate International (“Power Plate”) and from 2004 through 2006 as CEO of Power Plate North America. Previously, from 1996 through 2002, Mr. Hillman was CEO of Bally Total Fitness Corporation, then the world’s largest fitness membership club business. Mr. Hillman currently serves as a member of the board of trustees and member of the Audit Committee of Adelphia Recovery Trust, and as a board member and member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating/Governance Committees of HC2 Holdings, Inc. He is also a board member and chair of the Audit Committee of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. and a chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Business Development Corporation of America. Previously he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of HealthSouth Corporation, Wyndham International, RCN Corporation (where he was Chairman of the Board) and Bally Total Fitness Corporation (where he was Chairman of the Board). These professional experiences along with Mr. Hillman’s particular knowledge and experience in and restructuring businesses and having served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and/or director of other publicly traded U.S. and international companies and as a former audit partner of an international accounting firm, qualify him to serve as a Director.

Andrew Albert

Mr. Andrew B. Albert is Independent Director of Lawson Products Inc. He has served as Managing Director and Operating Partner of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm, since February 2007. From December 2000 through May 2006, Mr. Albert served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nashua Corporation, a manufacturer and converter of specialty paper products and toner. Mr. Albert also served as non-executive Chairman of Nashua's Board of Directors from December 2006 through September 2009. Mr. Albert serves as a Director on the Boards of Transco, Inc., a diversified industrial company, the Parkinson's Foundation and the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Center. These professional experiences, along with knowledge and experience acquired in managing distribution and technology firms, qualify Mr. Albert to serve as a Director.

I. Steven Edelson

Mr. I. Steven Edelson is Independent Director of Lawson Products Inc. He has served as co-founder and now a non-Managing Director of International Facilities Group, a leading facilities development and management company, since June 1995. Mr. Edelson is the founding principal of IFG Development Group, which provides development advisory services, as well as acts in a development capacity in multiple areas of the real estate industry. Mr. Edelson also serves as Principal and Managing Director of The Mercantile Capital Group, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm. Mr. Edelson is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Mr. Edelson is a Trustee at the Truman Institute for Peace and is the proud recipient of the 2005 Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor. In 2014, Mr. Edelson became a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. These professional experiences, along with Mr. Edelson's particular knowledge and experience in capital management, qualify him to serve as a Director.

Charles Hale

Mr. Charles D. Hale is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hale has served as Executive Vice Chairman of Test Equity, Inc. since 2017; Chairman of Liquid Technologies, Inc., since 2016, and as a member of the Board of Directors at Applied System Technologies, since 2017. Mr. Hale is a seasoned industrial distribution executive with over 18 years of experience at FCX Performance, a leader in the specialty flow control distribution market. At FCX, Mr. Hale served as President from 2008-2015 and President and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2018, after serving as Chief Financial Officer for nearly 11 years. While at FCX, he implemented transformational operating changes which focused on supplier development, organic sales growth and profit improvement initiatives. Mr. Hale has a track record of creating value through a number of playbooks including strategic and financial planning, pricing & profit margin improvement, acquisitions/integrations, sales force development, technology & analytics, operational improvements and organization development. Prior to joining FCX, Mr. Hale was a commercial and investment banker with Bank One, Mitsubishi Bank and Fifth Third Bank where he held various management and corporate finance positions. These professional experiences qualify him to serve as a Director.

Mark Moon

Mr. Mark F. Moon is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moon has served as President of MFM Advisory Services since 2016 and as an advisor and operating partner for Luther King Capital Management and Bertram Capital since 2016 and 2018, respectively. In 2016, Mr. Moon joined the Board of Directors for BearCom LLC, which is the largest value-added distributor of two-way radio communications and solutions. Mr. Moon also serves on the Board of Directors for TestEquity LLC, which is the premier value-added distributor of electronic test and measurement solutions and eMRO tools and supplies. Mr. Moon served for more than thirty years with Motorola Solutions, Inc. from 1985 until 2016. During this time, he held a variety of leadership roles culminating in the responsibility for leading 10,000+ employees located in 100+ countries. Prior to his retirement, he served as President with responsibilities for the strategy of the company and leading all aspects of global operations including Sales and Marketing, Product Research and Development, Software and Services, and Supply Chain. In addition, Mr. Moon served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Vertex Standard, as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and as a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Industrial and Systems Engineering where he was named to the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2014. These professional experiences qualify him to serve as a Director.

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