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Grainger Promotes Merriwether and Robbins

Jan. 12, 2021
Merriwether and Robbins have held a number of executive posts at Grainger over the past few years.

W.W. Grainger (Lake Forest, IL): The company announced the appointment of Dee Merriwether  (in photo) as CFO, and Page Robbins as senior VP and president of the company’s Grainger Business Unit, comprised of Grainger businesses in the United StatesCanadaMexico and Puerto Rico. following executive leadership appointments. Currently senior VP and president, North American Sales and Services, Merriwether joined Grainger in 2013 as head of North America Finance. In 2017, she became head of U.S. Direct Sales and Pricing, leading the development and implementation of Grainger's new pricing strategy, and reinvigorating the company's relationships with large and medium customers throughout the United States. Prior to joining Grainger, Merriwether worked in various roles with Sears Holdings, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Eli Lilly.

Paige Robbins joined Grainger in 2010 and, during her tenure, she has led the Global Supply Chain, Branch Network, Customer Service Centers, Corporate Strategy, Marketing, Merchandising and the Grainger Technology Group. Prior to joining Grainger, Robbins served as Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she specialized in industrial companies. At BCG, she helped her clients on a range of issues including growth, customer segmentation, pricing, profit improvement, supply chain and merger and acquisition strategies.

The Grainger Business Unit will merge all commercial functions for the Grainger brand in North America into a single organization. This new structure will help drive profitable share gain and exceptional customer solutions across geographies.

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