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John Hill Named Senior Vice President of Industrial Sourcing for MSC

John Hill. Photo credit: MSC Industrial Supply Co.

MSC Industrial Supply Co., a distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operating supplies for industrial customers across North America, has hired John Hill as senior vice president and director of digital information. Hill will have overall responsibility for digital strategy, e-commerce, sales solutions, technology and advanced analytics.

Hill joins MSC from Carhartt, where he served as chief digital and information officer. During her six-year tenure with the workwear company, Hill was responsible for the company’s digital and technology strategies and led the company through end-to-end digital transformation. Previously, he served as Vice President, Solutions Delivery at WW Grainger and was responsible for leading application development and maintenance for the company. Previously, he was Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Business Transformation at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for the Province of Ontario, Canada. He has also held leadership positions in IT, strategic planning, business development and strategic sourcing at Roche, General Motors, Supply Access and IBM. He began his career as an officer in the US Air Force.

Hill received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the US Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in administrative management from Bowie State University. He will receive a doctorate in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology in May 2022.

“Technology is at the forefront of creating value for our customers and improving our ability to solve their critical challenges in the plant,” said Erik Gershwind, President and CEO of MSC. “John brings exceptional experience in driving and implementing technology strategies that will help accelerate our digital transformation so that we can achieve our mission to be the best distributor of industrial supplies in the world.”