Grainger Announces Jeff Whittemore as New VP of Infrastructure

CHICAGO, November 29, 2022 – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that Jeff Whittemore joined the company as Vice President, Infrastructure. In this role, he will be responsible for continuing to advance Grainger’s core infrastructure and networking.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to the company as we continue to build next-generation technology to drive growth and service for customers,” said Jonny LeRoy, Chief Technology Officer, Grainger.” Jeff brings with him impressive breadth and depth of experience and I look forward to seeing how his passion and new ideas will help advance our modernization journey and strategy.”

Whittemore has nearly 40 years of industry experience in infrastructure and operations. He most recently spent nine years at Ulta Beauty where he was responsible for Ulta Beauty’s Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure, as well as overseeing operations for enterprise IT systems. Additional career highlights include serving as Vice President, Infrastructure and Compliance, for ArrowStream, founding his own IT consulting practice and creating several startup companies.

Whittemore reports to LeRoy and will be based at Grainger’s Chicago-area headquarters.

For more information on careers at Grainger, visit https://jobs.grainger.com.

About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2021 sales of $13.0 billion, is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. Grainger achieves its purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers worldwide with a wide range of product categories that keep customer operations running and their people safe. The Company also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to provide tangible value and save customers time and money. Grainger offers more than 2 million maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products in its High-Touch Solutions assortment and more than 30 million products through its expanding Endless Assortment offering. For more information, visit www.grainger.com.

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