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MSC Direct adds new director

Melville-based MSC Industrial Direct Co. on Monday disclosed that it has appointed a new director to its board.

Jonathan L.S. Byrnes, the new board member, is an MIT senior lecturer with expertise in supply chain management and customer-supplier relationships. Byrnes, 61, of Lexington, Mass., is also the president of a consulting company. His appointment brings the number of directors to eight, including five independent directors.

MSC is a direct marketer and distributor of metalworking, maintenance, repair and operation supplies to industrial customers.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Jonathan to our board of directors," said MSC Direct president and chief executive David Sandler. "He is a renowned expert in supply chain and operations management and has advised some of the most prominent companies and organizations on value-creating innovations. We look forward to benefiting from his experience and expertise."

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