Posted August 31, 2020

MSC names new CFO

MSC Industrial Supply has named Kristen Actis-Grande executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Kristen Actis-GrandeActis-Grande joins MSC following a 17-year tenure with Ingersoll Rand. She most recently served as vice president of investor relations and financial planning and analysis for the diversified industrial company. Actis-Grande previously served as vice president of finance for the company's Compression Technologies and Services business, a multibillion-dollar, global manufacturing and services organization. Prior to that role, she served as vice president of finance for Residential HVAC and Supply, a multibillion-dollar business unit that includes the Trane and American Standard brands. Actis-Grande previously held a variety of progressively responsible finance leadership roles across the organization. She received a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

"Kristen is a talented executive with a track record of driving improved performance, demonstrating leadership and building a strong team," said Erik Gershwind, MSC president and CEO. "I am pleased to welcome her to our company and look forward to benefitting from her experience as we transform MSC into a mission-critical partner on the plant floor."

"MSC is a forward-looking company focused on serving all of its key stakeholders. I look forward to contributing to the company's positive culture and long history of success as a leading distributor of MRO products and solutions," said Actis-Grande.

Actis-Grande will be based at MSC's Customer Support Center in Davidson, North Carolina.