At A Glance

Coverage: 7 States

Sales Team: 4+

Training Facility:  Coming Soon

Warehouse Space: Coming Soon

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Tom Northcott
  -  President, North Central
  1. Girl Dad
    Relishes the special bond
  2. Circle Of Trust
    Friends old and new
  3. Adventure Awaits
    No trip is to far, travel inspires
  4. Deep Dives
    Scuba and the Sea for the good life
  5. Barrett-Jackson
    Dream restore a 1967 L88 Corvette

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.

John Holman
  -  Regional VP, North Central

John is responsible for growing and managing the North Central Region for The Lawless Group. This includes service to Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Prior to TLG, John has worked in both national distribution and as an independent manufacturer representative for a national agency.

John brings a unique combination of experiences to the role having earned both an Illinois State Plumbing License, as well as an MBA from Columbia College. He has built 25 years of construction, industrial and safety relationships throughout the Midwest. He has a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations, negotiating win-win solutions, and growing market share.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, is always up for friendly competition and values being present in the moment.

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