Posted February 7, 2022

CANOW Inc. to operate as Lawless West

Eric Stone has been named president of the new division.

CANOW Inc., a Lawless partner serving California, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico and Nevada, will now operate as Lawless West.

Eric Stone has been named as the new president leading this transition effective Feb. 1, 2022.

“The name change reflects the brand strength and new growth of our partnership – our commitment to deliver remains stronger than ever,” said Bob Patch, who will remain chief executive officer of Lawless West.

“We are also very excited to welcome Eric Stone as President to manage and lead our geographic reach in the West,” said Richard Lawless. “Bob and I welcome this new talent and the synergy he will provide for continued growth. The timing is perfect and I’m confident Eric will take us to the next level.”

Stone will be responsible for directing Lawless West operations, including new business, sales, and customer service.

“I have great respect and admiration for the Lawless Group. The pleasure is mine in joining this great group, I look forward to helping the team capitalize on opportunities in front of us,” said Stone.

Stone has 25 years of industry experience. He was vice president sales industrial, construction, and electrical channels for Shurtape Technologies, a manufacturer of adhesive tapes. Prior to that, Stone spent 6 years with Weiler Abrasives where he was the vice president of sales for U.S. and Canada. He spent the early parts of his career working for Newell Rubbermaid in a variety of sales and leadership roles.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Eric Stone to the Lawless West team," said Patch. "The experience and expertise he brings as a key management and sales executive while intently understanding manufacturers will prove to be an invaluable asset to our rapidly growing business.”