BLACKHAWK INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION WELCOMES PARKER L. STRICKLAND AS CFO
Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 11, 2011
— BlackHawk Industrial Distribution today announced the
addition of Parker L. Strickland as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Strickland will assume responsibility
and oversight of all accounting, finance, treasury, and legal activities of BlackHawk Industrial. Mr.
Strickland will be instrumental in centralizing the accounting, finance, treasury and legal functions of
all BlackHawk companies.
Mr. Strickland brings extensive CFO experience with him to BlackHawk. HIs previous CFO
experiences were with SemMaterials LP, a multinational road material science company, Aircraft
Fueling Systems, a mid-size aircraft fuel systems company, Fintube Technologies, an integrated steel
manufacturer and BRO Optical, a regional optical lens distributor. Most recently, Mr. Strickland has
operated his own financial/operational consulting services firm for start-up to midsize companies.
BlackHawk President and CEO, Bill Scheller said, “All of us at BlackHawk are pleased to welcome
Parker to our team. The addition of Parker to our Executive Management Team will significantly
increase our ability to further develop and centralize the financial reporting for our companies.”
Background of BlackHawk Industrial
BlackHawk Industrial was formed in 2010 by Bill Scheller, former CEO and President of ORS Nasco,
Inc., and Brazos Private Equity Partners, LLC, a leading Dallas-based private investment firm, to
pursue an active buy and build strategy of industrial based distributors. BlackHawk has made two
acquisitions, Rogers Industrial Supply, a leading industrial distributor serving the MRO marketplace
based in Arkansas, and Oklahoma-based Duncan Industrial Solutions. BlackHawk is looking to
acquire additional U.S. based distributors participating in the $400+ billion industrial distribution end
Background of Bill Scheller
Bill was most recently CEO of ORS Nasco, one of the largest, pure wholesale distributors of industrial supplies in North
America. Bill has held leadership positions for almost 30 years at companies such as Pillsbury, Patterson Companies, as
well as ORS Nasco. During nine years at ORS Nasco, Bill provided the overall leadership and direction for the company in
North America. ORS Nasco experienced significant revenue and earnings growth, improved operations and working
capital efficiency and enhanced its sales and marketing capabilities. These efforts led to the successful sale of ORS Nasco
to United Stationers, Inc. in 2007.
President / CEO
BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc.
5460 South Garnett Road - Suite G
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146