At A Glance

Coverage: 5 States

Sales Team: 12 & Growing

Warehouse Space: 40,000 sq. ft.

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Eric Stone
  -  President, West

1. Family & Fur Baby
#1 are family, friends, and the goldendoodle
2. The Closer
Nothing more satisfying than a deal won
3. Club In One Hand
Never a bad day on the course
4. Wine In The Other
Red, White, Rose’ all day
5. Seek. Travel. Explore.
The ultimate adventurer

Eric is a leader well versed in driving strategy to implementation through process, planning, and execution initiatives. Eric is known for his inventive ways and fearless approach to solving business challenges and delivering results for customers. He has 25 years of industry experience leading, managing, and transforming companies. As President of Lawless West, he ensures the agency meets the evolving needs of both manufacturers and distributors.

Before joining WernerCo, Eric was Vice President Sales Industrial, Construction, and Electrical Channels for Shurtape Technologies, a leading manufacturer of adhesive tapes. Eric spent 3 years at Shurtape and was integral in their success in joining 6 buying groups/cooperatives within 18 months and pioneered new channels by hiring and managing over 30 agencies. Prior to that, Eric spent 6 years with Weiler Abrasives where he was the VP of Sales for U.S. and Canada. Eric spent the early parts of his career working for Newell Rubbermaid in a variety of sales and leadership roles.

When Eric isn’t traveling for work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Shelley and twins Sage and Emery, and not to be left out their miniature goldendoodle Ivy. Eric enjoys traveling, playing golf, and exploring the latest culinary and wine finds.

Bob Patch
  -  CEO, West

1. Family First
Family time is the best time
2. Circle Of Trust
Friends old and new
3. Work Hard. Play Hard.
Love what you do
4. A Smile A Day
Brings happiness your way
5. The Golden Rule
Always do the right thing


An avid risk taker, Bob Patch has always liked the fast lane. He drove race cars professionally for 10 years and started CANOW Inc. when he was just 26 years old.

He is a passionate advocate for bringing people together and a firm believer in the importance of keeping work fun. This principal attributes to Bob’s longstanding tenure in the industry. In 2018, CANOW merged with the Lawless Group to form Lawless West. With this merger, Bob elected to became the lead account manager; a role he chose after surviving over 40 years in the representation business.

The foundation he built at CANOW has been vital to the Lawless West success. His extensive experience and relationships in the construction distribution industry are vast. He continues to lead mergers and acquisitions, and mentor and develop new solutions for manufacturers and distributors.

Bob now enjoys a little slower pace of life – you’ll find on the greens with his wife and Wilbur.

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4451 Eucalyptus Ave.

Suite #330

Chino, CA 91710

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