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Grainger's newly formed
Meanwhile, DG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International will lead Grainger's emerging operations, which include the company's high potential businesses in the large economies of
"Over the last year, we have brought greater focus to our company strategy, clarifying how we will compete - through both a multichannel model and online model - as well as where we will compete - including mature and growth markets," said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
As part of the changes,
"Though it is difficult to say goodbye to such a talented leader as Mike, I am proud of his contributions across all aspects of Grainger's operations over the past 14 years and know he is now ready for a CEO role," Ryan added. "I am committed to helping Mike achieve his goal and know he will be a great asset to his next company."
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