Grainger Appoints New Chief Legal Officer

January 3, 2023 Grainger Appoints New Chief Legal Officer

W.W. Grainger Inc. has appointed Nancy L. Berardinelli-Krantz senior vice president and chief legal officer, effective January 30.

A U.S. Army veteran, Berardinelli-Krantz joins Grainger from Eaton Corp., where she served as senior vice president and deputy chief legal officer. Prior to Eaton, she held senior leadership positions at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and worked for the international law firm of Jones Day. Berardinelli-Krantz will succeed John L. Howard who will retire from Grainger in July after 23 years of service.

“Nancy’s broad scope of legal knowledge, ethics, and compliance experience and leadership in the Army makes her an excellent fit to lead our legal function and strengthen our values across the organization, with our customers and in our communities,” said D.G. Macpherson, Grainger CEO. “Her distinguished career in the legal, business, and government environment coupled with her ability to lead with integrity matches Grainger’s purpose-driven culture. We look forward to welcoming her to the Grainger team.”

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W.W. Grainger Inc. is a broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products serving businesses and institutions in North America. It has an expanding presence in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For more information, visit