Mr. Carruthers is the principal and founder of CKAL Advisory Partners, where he provides private equity advisory services in the distribution, eCommerce, and supply chain sectors. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas, of W.W. Grainger, Inc., a broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, from 2013 until July 2015. Prior to that time, he had served Grainger as President, Grainger U.S., from 2012 until 2013; President, Grainger International, from 2009 until 2012; and President, Acklands-Grainger, from 2006 until 2009. He was appointed a Senior Vice President of Grainger in 2007. Mr. Carruthers serves as a director of Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), Follett Corporation (current compensation committee chair and past audit committee chair), PSS Companies, Foundation Building Materials, LLC, and Shoes For Crews LLC. Mr. Carruthers holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, an MBA from Queen’s University, is a CPA (Canada). He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (FCPA, FCMA) and an Institute-Certified Director by the Institute of Corporate Directors.