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Acklands-Grainger Taps New President

Grainger, Chicago, IL, North American industrial distributor, announced that Court Carruthers, 34, has been named president of its Canadian subsidiary, Acklands-Grainger Inc. Carruthers’ new responsibilities include growing and improving Grainger’s business operations in Canada, which had sales of $428 million USD for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2006.


 


“We have a tremendous opportunity to improve our branch network and supply chain network so that we enhance service to customers across the provinces,” said Y.C. Chen, Grainger’s Group President in charge of Mexico and Canada.


 


Carruthers joined Acklands-Grainger in 2002 as vice president, national accounts and sales, where he has been responsible for the company’s sales strategy and operations. Before joining Grainger, Carruthers served in roles at Dynamex Inc., Veredex Logistics Inc. and Purolator Courier Ltd. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree with distinction from University of Alberta in Edmonton, a master of business administration degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and he is a Certified Management Accountant.


 


W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2005 sales of $5.5 billion, is a broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions in Canada, China, Mexico and the United States.


 


Acklands-Grainger Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of W.W. Grainger, Inc. The company has a network of more than 160 branches, five distribution centers and more than 2,200 employees.

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