GWW - W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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W.W. Grainger, Inc.

100 Grainger Parkway
Lake Forest, IL 60045-5201
United States
847 535 1000

IndustryIndustrial Distribution
Full Time Employees23,800

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Donald G. MacphersonChairman & CEO2.68MN/A1968
Mr. Thomas B. OkraySr. VP & CFO1.36MN/A1963
Mr. John L. HowardSr. VP & Gen. Counsel1.54M1.19M1958
Ms. Paige K. RobbinsSr. VP and Chief Technology, Merchandising, Marketing & Strategy Officer983.68kN/A1969
Ms. Deidra Cheeks MerriwetherSr. VP & Pres of North American Sales and Service754.81kN/A1969
Amounts are as of December 31, 2019 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) products and services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company provides material handling equipment, safety and security supplies, lighting and electrical products, power and hand tools, pumps and plumbing supplies, cleaning and maintenance supplies, and metalworking tools, as well as gloves, ladders, motors, and janitorial supplies. It also offers inventory management and technical support services. The company provides its products through branches, sales and service representatives, contact centers, distribution centers, and catalogs, as well as through e-commerce platform. It serves small and mid-sized businesses, large corporations, government entities, and other institutions. W.W. Grainger, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Corporate Governance

W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of December 5, 2019 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 3; 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.