Al Johnson is Vice President of Supplier Management. In this role, he is responsible for managing supplier relationships.

The Supplier Management department within Grainger helps procure products at the most optimal cost while also nurturing healthier supplier relationships, ensuring reliable access to supply, and igniting profitable growth for the organization.

Throughout his 19-year career with Grainger, Al has served through various functions of the business, including Customer Segment Marketing, Innovation Management, Consulting Services, Inventory Management, Sourcing, and Global Product Management.

Al holds an Executive M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison focused on Marketing and Business Management.