CHICAGO — MRO products distributor Grainger, No. 1 on Industrial Distribution's 2020 Big 50 List, announced Wednesday that its board of directors has appointed Steven White to its board of directors, effective Oct. 27.
White, 59, has served as president of Comcast Corporation's West Division since 2009. In this role, he leads approximately 30,000 employees, oversees more than 10 million customers in 13 states and drives annual revenue of approximately $18 billion. In January 2021, White is expected to assume new responsibilities as president, special counsel to the CEO of Comcast Cable.
Prior to this, White was regional senior vice president for Comcast California. He also served as the regional senior vice president of the company's mid-south region. In addition, White held positions of senior vice president of AT&T's Atlanta cluster and regional vice president with Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI), which was purchased by AT&T. Before joining the cable industry, White spent six years with the Colgate-Palmolive Company.
"Steve is customer-focused and brings expertise related to e-commerce, sales, marketing, operations and overall general management across a number of industries," said DG Macpherson, board chairman and chief executive officer of Grainger. "Steve will be an outstanding addition to an already strong and diverse group of directors, and we welcome him to the Grainger board."
White currently serves on the Board of Directors of Hormel Foods Corporation and the Comcast Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Colorado Forum, Executive Leadership Council and Delta Boule' Denver. White holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University.
With this appointment, Grainger now has 12 members on its board of directors.