Lonny Lawrence

Lonny Lawrence
Title: CIO, VP IT, Applied Industrial Technologies
Dept/Program: Cite Advisory Board

Professional & Academic Experience

Lonny joined Applied Industrial Technologies in August 2008 as Vice President – Information Technology. Lonny is responsible for the company’s global information technology strategy and execution. In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in business management, Lonny is a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt and is active on the Kent State University Lean Six-Sigma Steering Committee. Under his leadership, Applied® has been listed among the Information Week 500 of leading IT companies in the United States for the past four years.

Prior to joining Applied, Lonny served as Vice President – Operations for Bearing Distributors, Inc. (BDI) in Cleveland, OH. Throughout his 30+ year career, he has held positions in operations, quality, sales, and information technology within industrial distribution. He has traveled the globe doing business in North America, China, India, and Europe.

With more than 500 facilities and 5,000 employee associates, Applied Industrial Technologies is leading industrial distributor that offers more than four million parts to serve the needs of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Applied posted sales of $2.4 billion.