MSC Industrial Adds L’Oréal Executive to Board

On Dec. 1, MSC's board of directors elected Rahquel Purcell to serve as a director, effective immediately.

Metalworking and MRO supplies distributor MSC Industrial Supply announced Dec. 5 that its board has elected Rahquel Purcell, L’Oréal S.A. Chief Transformation Officer (North America), as a director.

Her appointment to the board of directors took effect Dec. 1. Purcell has more than 30 years of supply chain, strategy and digital experience.

Rahquel Purcell

In her current role, she is responsible for leading a newly formed Transformation Office and adapting and evolving L’Oréal’s operating models for the future.

Purcell previously worked as Chief Operating Officer (North America), overseeing six manufacturing facilities, 16 distribution centers and eight customer care facilities for L’Oréal’s North America region, which produces $10 billion in annual revenue.

“With an extensive background in consumer products, Rahquel brings our Board a unique customer-centric perspective on driving innovation and growth, and her significant supply chain leadership experience will be extremely valuable as we work to enhance our operations and deliver greater profitability and productivity,” said MSC President and CEO Erik Gershwind.

MSC ranks No. 14 on MDM’s 2022 Top Industrial Distributors List.

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