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|Grainger Names Chief Operating Officer|
As COO, Macpherson will have oversight and accountability for all of the operating units of the company globally, including the company's multi-channel and single channel business models as well as Enterprise Systems. Most recently, Macpherson was Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International.
"This change helps position our company for growth across multiple customer segments by increasing alignment across our businesses and improving execution," said Ryan. "I have great confidence in DG's abilities as COO. He's strategic, understands the external market and is very focused on the talent needs of the organization now and in the future. This decision is part of our ongoing talent development and succession planning process."
As part of the changes, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President,
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