Speaker Profile


Travis Kruse

Sr. Director, Safety Strategy & Solutions, Grainger

Travis Kruse currently serves as Grainger’s Sr. Director, Safety Strategy & Solutions. In this role Travis leads the safety strategy including developing new safety & health offers, directing Field Safety Specialist team and helping Grainger customers solve complex problems.

Before joining Grainger, Travis spent 6 years at Lam Research as Director, Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Product Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility. While there, he established objectives, targets, and strategies enabling Lam to achieve a 74% reduction in OSHA recordable injury rate and an 85% reduction in OSHA lost work day case rate. Prior to Lam Research, he gained EHS leadership experience with Honeywell International, Jim Beam Brands and Intel Corporation.

Travis has a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety and Health, M.S. in Environmental Science and has been advanced to PhD candidacy in Public Health from Oregon State University and will be defending his dissertation on the topic of integrated environment, safety and health management systems.

Travis holds multiple certifications in EHS:

  • Certified Safety Professional
  • Certified Hazardous Material Manager
  • RABQSA Lead Auditor for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001
  • Class II Drinking Water Operator
  • Class II Waste Water Operator
  • Six-Sigma Greenbelt


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