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Former MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) CEO David Sandler passed away Monday, July 11, from pancreatic cancer. He was 59.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of David," said MSC President and CEO Erik Gershwind. "His accomplishments at MSC were many. He successfully led MSC through a significant period of growth, as well as through difficult economic conditions while remaining committed to our core values. His greatest contribution, however, was the many people and lives he touched, with the careers he helped shape and the coaching and mentoring he provided. His legacy will have a lasting impact on our culture. Our heartfelt condolences go out to David's family and loved ones."
Sandler joined MSC in 1989 following MSC's acquisition of Dancorp, a Massachusetts-based industrial supply company. He was named president in 2003 and CEO in 2005. He was appointed executive vice chairman of MSC's Board of Directors in 2013.