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W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW)

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W.W. Grainger, Inc.

100 Grainger Parkway
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States

IndustryIndustrial Equipment Wholesale
Full Time Employees24,400

Key Executives

Mr. James T. RyanChairman & Pres2.53MN/A59
Mr. Donald G. MacPhersonChief Exec. Officer and Director1.96MN/A49
Mr. Ronald L. JadinChief Financial Officer and Sr. VP1.28MN/A57
Mr. John L. HowardSr. VP and Gen. Counsel1.15M1.59M59
Mr. Joseph C. HighChief People Officer and Sr. VP844.6k462.49k62
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


W.W. Grainger, Inc. distributes maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies; and other related products and services that are used by businesses and institutions in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It operates through two segments, U.S. and Canada. The company offers material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, building and home inspection supplies, vehicle and fleet components, and various other products. It also offers inventory management solutions; and distributes tools, fasteners, and safety and industrial supplies. The company serves small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. It offers its products through various branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, direct marketing materials, and catalogs, as well as through Websites. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Corporate Governance

W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of August 1, 2017 is 2. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 6; Shareholder Rights: 2; Compensation: 3.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.