ELKHART, Ind. -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK), a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, announced today the appointment of M. Scott Welch to its Board of Directors (the "Board").

Mr. Welch, 55, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Elkhart, Indiana-based Welch Packaging Group, one of the largest independently owned corrugated packaging companies in the United States. Mr. Welch has served in his current role since 1988. Prior to that, Mr. Welch was a co-owner of Elkhart Container from 1985-1988.

"We are pleased to welcome Scott to our Board, and are confident that his leadership, experience, passion, and enthusiasm will be a valuable resource to Patrick as we execute on our strategic plan and continue to focus on increasing shareholder value," said Todd Cleveland, President and Chief Executive Officer.

About Patrick Industries

Patrick Industries, Inc. (www.patrickind.com) is a major manufacturer of component products and distributor of building products serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, kitchen cabinet, office and household furniture, fixtures and commercial furnishings, marine, and other industrial markets and operates coast-to-coast through locations in 10 states. Patrick's major manufactured products include decorative vinyl and paper laminated panels, countertops, fabricated aluminum products, wrapped profile mouldings, slide-out trim and fascia, cabinet doors and components, hardwood furniture, fiberglass bath fixtures, fiberglass and plastic component products, interior passage doors, exterior graphics and RV painting, simulated wood and stone products, and slotwall panels and components. The Company also distributes drywall and drywall finishing products, electronics, wiring, electrical and plumbing products, cement siding, FRP products, interior passage doors, roofing products, laminate and ceramic flooring, shower doors, furniture, fireplaces and surrounds, interior and exterior lighting products, and other miscellaneous products.

SOURCE Patrick Industries, Inc.

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