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Kevin A. Hartler

Senior Director, Grainger Consulting Services

Kevin A. Hartler was named Senior Director, Grainger Brand Consulting Services November 2012. In this role, he is responsible for leading a team that provides consulting services & solutions with emphasis on procurement & management of indirect materials. Specific focus on indirect materials total cost reduction, inventory management optimization, productivity improvements, safety and sustainability. His team provides consulting services to help businesses and institutions become more efficient in the way they purchase facility supplies and manage inventory of products used to maintain, repair and operate their facilities.

In 2015, Kevin was asked to lead our large contracted customer implementation teams. He has developed new processes, tools and metrics in leading this team. In 2016, this team rolled out these business improvements for the organization.

Previously, Kevin served as Senior Director, Grainger Brand Services & Solutions Development, where he was responsible for leading a team responsible for developing relevant portfolios of services & solutions for customers within strategic business areas including inventory management, safety and sustainability. His team was aligned to customers looking to leverage Grainger’s capabilities to streamline their purchasing & management processes for maintenance, repair and operating supplies utilizing Lean / Six Sigma methodologies & tools.

Kevin joined Grainger in 1990 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility in areas such as Sales, eCommerce and Consulting Services. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Management from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.


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