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Macpherson Donald G

Also Known As D.G. Macpherson

CEO of W.W. Grainger

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D.G. Macpherson, 54, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

 North America's leadingbroad-linee supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations primarily in North America, Japan and Europe. Macpherson assumed the position of chairman in October 2017 and the position of chief executive officer in October 2016, at which time he became a member of Grainger’s board of directors. He served as chief operating officer for Grainger from August 2015 through September 2016. He has served Grainger in many capacities over his many years with the company, including developing company strategy, overseeing the launch of Grainger’s U.S. endless assortment business, Zoro Tools, Inc., building the company's supply chain capabilities globally and realigning the U.S. business to create greater value for customers of all sizes. He joined Grainger in 2008 after working closely with Grainger for six years as a partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, where he was a member of the Industrial Goods Leadership Team. Director since March 1, 2021.


  • MBA - Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Industrial Engineering - Stanford University
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  • W.W. Grainger - CEO
  • W.W. Grainger - Chairman