Grainger Names O’Keef Interim CFO

December 3, 2020 Grainger Names O’Keef Interim CFO

W.W. Grainger Inc. has appointed Robert O’Keef interim chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 1, 2021.

O’Keef has been with Grainger since 2018 and currently serves as the company’s vice president and treasurer. He succeeds Tom Okray, who is stepping down from his role as CFO and senior vice president on December 31, 2020.

“We are pleased that Rob has agreed to serve as CFO on an interim basis,” said DG Macpherson, Grainger CEO. “Rob is a seasoned executive with a deep knowledge of Grainger’s business and strong financial acumen. He led the efforts to reposition and optimize Grainger’s capital structure and ensured the company could maintain strong liquidity throughout the pandemic. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with Rob and the world-class finance team we have at Grainger, and I’m confident this will be a smooth transition as we work to name a successor as soon as possible.”

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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