Shortly following the closing of its strategic merger with distributors TestEquity and Gexpro Services and announcing a May 1 CEO succession, Lawson Products (Chicago) announced April 6 that it has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of Matt Boyce as senior vice president of corporate development.
There, Boyce will direct acquisition and integration activities across Lawson, TestEquity and Gexpro to further accelerate growth of the combined holding company.
Boyce comes to Lawson after serving as Carlisle Companies’ director of corporate development since 2015. He brings over 15 years of corporate development experience to the Lawson team, with the company noting his background partnering with business leadership and key stakeholders. He’s versed in developing both organic and inorganic growth strategies that includes sourcing M&A opportunities, executing strategic initiatives, and leading dozens of successful corporate transactions.
“We are fortunate and delighted to have Matt join our leadership team and work alongside our LKCM Headwater team to accelerate our M&A efforts,” said J. Bryan King, Lawson chairman. “He brings energy, leadership, and creativity to this role, and he is a critical addition to the team to further accelerate growth within these businesses. We have the benefit of working with Matt previously where he successfully led a robust M&A strategy for one of our specialty distribution business, so we know his strengths and capabilities, as well as his proven track record of successful transactions and integrations.”
Before Carlisle, Boyce was directed M&A for Industrial Distribution Group’s (IDG) finance team, following a 12-year tenure with Carlisle in various finance and corporate development leadership roles.
Boyce has an undergraduate degree in finance from Linfield University and an MBA from the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University.
“I am excited to join the executive leadership team at Lawson and am eager to further strengthen these successful businesses by helping accelerate and drive the execution of the collective inorganic growth strategies,” Boyce said. “Each of the specialty distribution businesses are well-known and highly respected in their industries. They have all established a solid foundation to build upon and I look forward to adding my experience and energy to these efforts. The team and I will be laser-focused on building scale through accretive investments and generating long-term shareholder value.”