Grainger Announces New VP of Infrastructure

Jeff Whittemore joins Grainger after spending nine years with Ulta Beauty.
Jeff Whittemore joins Grainger after spending nine years with Ulta Beauty.

Industrial distributor Grainger announced Nov. 29 the hiring of Jeff Whittemore as the company’s Vice President of Infrastructure. Whittemore will be responsible for continuing to advance Grainger’s core infrastructure and networking, according to a news release.

“We are excited to welcome Jeff to the company as we continue to build next-generation technology to drive growth and service for customers,” Grainger Chief Technology Officer Jonny LeRoy said. “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.

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