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Michael DeCata

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Mike DeCata is President & CEO of Lawson Products. He joined the Company in 2012 after serving in executive leadership roles at United Rentals, Inc., W.W. Grainger, Inc., General Electric and Chef’s Warehouse, a $300 million specialty food distributor, where he served as President. Mike also served on the Board of Directors of Crescent Electric Supply (2008-2013), one of the largest electrical distributors in the U.S. with $1 billion in sales. Mike Mike has led Lawson Products through its revitalization, from stabilizing its supply chain to growing sales through acquisitions, additional sales reps and sales rep productivity. In addition, Lawson has implemented Lean Six Sigma. At United Rentals, a nearly $6 billion construction equipment rental company, Mike led the Contractor Supplies Division where he and his team increased annual revenues for the division by 140 percent to $430 million in three years. His experience also includes leading Fleet Operations at United Rentals and the entire eastern region of W.W. Grainger. Mike began his career at General Electric and worked in a variety of cross- functional and cross-business positions, including industrial sales, from 1979 until 1997. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and completed General Electric’s rigorous management development course work, which included attending the prestigious Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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