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.