W.W. Grainger Inc. has announced that Dr. Michael Ali has joined the company as senior vice president and CIO. He replaces Tim Ferrarell, who assumes the new role of senior vice president, innovation and continuous improvement.
With Grainger, Ali will lead the Enterprise Systems team in building flexible and scalable systems that will support the current and future needs of customers, suppliers and team members, and help drive growth for Grainger worldwide, noted the company.
Most recently, Ali was svp/application services and project management office, at US Foods. Previous to US Foods, he was CIO at Harman, where he led the upgrade of its SAP platform and implementation of a new e-commerce platform.