Grainger continues to strengthen its global operations; recently it tapped Acklands-Grainger President Court Carruthers to a newly created post, president of international businesses. As part of that, Grainger also recently named D.G. Macpherson to oversee Grainger's global supply chain operations.
In this interview with MDM, Carruthers talks about Grainger's plans globally, business improvements at Acklands-Grainger, and how the distributor views talent recruitment and retention. Carruthers has been with Grainger in Canada since the summer of 2002. He has been the president of Acklands-Grainger there since the end of 2006.
MDM: Why did Grainger put this position in place? What are your goals in this new role?