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Thomas B. Okray was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2018.  His responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial shared services, internal audit, investor relations and treasury operations.

Mr. Okray joined Grainger from Advanced Auto Parts, where he served as Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to that role, he held positions at Amazon, culminating in the role of Vice President of Finance, Global Customer Fulfillment.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Okray grew his career with General Motors, where he held positions of increasing responsibility within the United States and internationally, including serving 15 years abroad.  At General Motors, he achieved the role of Chief Financial Officer, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.  Early in his career, Mr. Okray was a design and development engineer for Exxon.

Mr. Okray holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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