Tom has 30 years of experience leading major brands with expertise across several areas of distribution including all ISA and STAFDA markets, hardware, automotive, farm and agriculture. Previously Northcott was the Regional Vice President of Sales for the Central Region for WernerCo. Tom will lead sales and the Hobart team who has also joined Lawless North Central.
Prior to that, he was the North American Director of Sales for Sunex Tools, a premium automotive hand tool, storage and lifting company. Tom also was part of what then was a start-up company with Positec, building a national sales team for Worx Outdoor Equipment and Rockwell Power Tools as their Director of North American Sales. He was also instrumental in initially building the IRWIN brand as the Regional Sales Manager for the Central region for 8 years starting with it’s conception. However, Tom is most proud to have started his career with Porter-Cable Power Tools as a Territory Manager and held numerous positions over his 10-year career, with the last role being Manager of National Accounts.
Tom is very proud of his 23-year-old daughter who recently graduated from the University of Missouri with a major in Marketing and a minor in Economics. Tom enjoys SCUBA diving whenever he can and is an ASE licensed mechanic and spends most of his free time restoring and showing old cars.