MDM Interview: New Leadership at Acklands
Grainger leadership has said in recent calls with analysts that Grainger needs to improve the profitability of its Canadian subsidiary, Acklands-Grainger. "We are in the process of bringing the performance of Acklands-Grainger more in line with that of the U.S. branch-based business through improving service and productivity by implementing the common SAP platform, rationalizing the branch and supply chain network and establishing a uniform purchasing program," CEO Richard Keyser said recently.
Grainger has tapped new leadership in Canada to do just that. Court Carruthers, 34, most recently Acklands' vice president for national accounts and sales, is now the new president.
Carruthers is facing some big tasks ﾖ among them, leveraging synergies with Grainger to improve ...