Lawson Products welcomes Bianca Rhodes to its Board of Directors

– USA, IL –  Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAWS), a distributor of products and services to the MRO marketplace, today announced the election of Bianca Martinez Rhodes to its Board of Directors, increasing the Board to eight members.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Bianca to the Board,” said Board chairman, Bryan King. “Her strong financial knowledge and operational experience will be very beneficial as we continue to execute on our strategic growth objectives.”

About Bianca Rhodes

Bianca Rhodes has served as the President and CEO of Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, LLC, a global leader in custom air medical transport products, since 2014. Before that time, she founded CrossRhodes Consulting where she advised private enterprises on financial and operating issues helping them to raise capital and structure buyouts while also managing a family real estate business.

Ms. Rhodes began her career as a commercial banker with the National Bank of Commerce in San Antonio and later joined TexCom Management Services, a computer leasing company. At TexCom she was instrumental in the sale of the company to Intelogic Trace (NYSE: IT) where she became the CFO. Additionally, she has served as CFO of Kinetics Concepts Inc. (NASDAQ: KNCI), a global corporation that produces medical technology for wounds and wound healing. During her tenure there, she engineered a successful turnaround, significantly increasing the company’s value, before going private.

Ms. Rhodes is a 1981 graduate of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and received a BBA in Finance. She serves on several charitable boards in San Antonio and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Dura Software.

About Lawson Products, Inc.

Founded in 1952, Lawson Products, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, IL, sells and distributes specialty products to the industrial, commercial, institutional, and government maintenance, repair, and operations market. The Company is dedicated to helping customers in the U.S. and Canada lower their total cost of operation by increasing productivity and efficiency. The combination of Lawson Managed Inventory and the Company’s problem-solving professionals ensures customers always have the right parts to handle the job. Through The Bolt Supply House, customers in Western Canada have access to products at several branch locations. Under its Kent Automotive brand, the Company provides collision and mechanical repair products to the automotive aftermarket.

Lawson Products ships from several strategically located distribution centers to customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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