This excerpt taken from the GWW 8-K filed Feb 21, 2007.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Also on February 21, 2007, the Company's Board of Directors elected Y. C. Chen, age 59, as President, Grainger Industrial Supply, effective on that date. Mr. Chen had previously been the Company's Group President, a position assumed in 2006 after serving as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management. Before assuming that position in 2003, Mr. Chen served as Vice President, Supply Chain Services, Vice President, International Internet Commerce, and Vice President, Asia Pacific.
A copy of the Companys press release announcing (among other things) the election of Messrs. Ryan and Chen to the above-mentioned positions is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.