D. G. Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

D. G. Macpherson

D. G. Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Grainger International, Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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2327

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1967

Age

52

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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Former General Manager, Commonwealth of Independent States at Caterpillar, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

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Associate Program Director at The Demand Institute

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Former President & Chief Operating Officer at McDonald's Corp.

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Commercial Industry Team at U.S. Department of Defense

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Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer at W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Mark IV Capital, Inc.

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Member-Dean Counsel at The University of Chicago

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at L Brands, Inc.

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Curriculum & Instructional Design Developer at Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Education
MBA
Class of 1996

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Bachelor's Degree
Class of 1989

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate and encourage the growth of the area's economy and its ability to provide for its people. The Civic Committee pursues economic development in its broadest sense by supporting efforts to improve the general business environment - the structure and processes of the local economy - so that businesses can prosper and generate jobs. The Civic Committee also works to protect and improve those parts of the local environment on which employers depend: sound and effective local government services, superior transportation and communication networks, strong education and training systems, excellent health care delivery and reasonable local tax and regulatory structures. The Civic Committee gives special attention to efforts and plans that relate to the entire Chicago metropolitan area in the belief that the City of Chicago and its surrounding territory constitute a single and interdependent economic region. In pursuing these goals, the Civic Committee seeks out partnerships with other public and private sector organizations so as to minimize duplication of efforts and to utilize the strength of coalitions representing different constituencies.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2008 - Current

Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Grainger's customers are 2.0 million businesses and institutions in 157 countries. While each customer has a unique facility to operate and a different problem to solve, our customers all share the same requirement: when they need one of Grainger's products, they often need it right away. With more than 21,446 team members, the Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's team members serve customers around 96,000 times every day through multiple channels. With 2011 sales at $8.1 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list

Partner
1996 - 2008

The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. provides management consulting and business strategy advisory services. The firm specializes in big data and advanced analytics, change management, marketing and sales, people and organization, post merger integration and globalization. The company was founded by Bruce Doolin Henderson in 1963 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

President
Prior

Grainger International, Inc., part of W.W. Grainger, Inc., is a company headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, that wholesales electrical equipments.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2016 - Current

Grainger helps customers save time and money by providing them the right products to keep their facilities up and running. Grainger's customers are 2.0 million businesses and institutions in 157 countries. While each customer has a unique facility to operate and a different problem to solve, our customers all share the same requirement: when they need one of Grainger's products, they often need it right away. With more than 21,446 team members, the Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's team members serve customers around 96,000 times every day through multiple channels. With 2011 sales at $8.1 billion, Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list

Director
Current

Acklands-Grainger, Inc. distributes industrial, safety, and fastener products. It offers tools, metalworking, electrical, facility maintenance, material handling, safety, equipment, and fleet. The firm provides technical and product support services, as well as inventory management services. The company was founded by Dudley Ackland in 1889 and is headquartered in Thornhill, Canada.

Director
Current

Grainger Global Online Business Ltd., part of W.W. Grainger, Inc., is a British company located in London that provides investment services. The firm was founded in 2013.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago & Northern Illinois serves more than 9.5 million people in northeastern Illinois. The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help our neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Locally we respond to 1,200 disasters every year and teach more than a quarter million people in Chicagoland each year health, safety and disaster preparedness skills.

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$750 - $2,499
2015

North Shore Country Day School operates as a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school. It offers programs for lower school, middle school, upper school, arts, and athletics. The firm also offers college counselling and summer programs. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Winnetka, IL.

$750 - $2,499
2013

North Shore Country Day School operates as a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school. It offers programs for lower school, middle school, upper school, arts, and athletics. The firm also offers college counselling and summer programs. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Winnetka, IL.

N/A
2004

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

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