Lawson Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAWS), distributor of specialty products to industrial, commercial, institutional and government MRO markets, announced the retirement of President and CEO Michael G. DeCata, effective April 4, 2022. He will transition his role through May 1, 2022, retiring from Lawson’s Board of Directors and concluding his remaining duties. DeCata will then assume an advisory role to Lawson’s board.
Cesar Lanuza has been appointed as Lawson Products’ next President and Chief Executive Officer. Lanuza previously served as CEO and Director at Jon-Don, LLC., and has a combined 30 years of global experience. Before that position, he served as President for North America and Asia Pacific at Optimas OE Solutions, and previously as Vice President/General Manager at W.W. Grainger Inc.
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