Grainger adds McDonald’s exec to board
Grainger has appointed McDonald’s president and COO Michael J. Roberts to its board of directors, bringing the total number of members to 12. Roberts, 55, graduated from LoyolaUniversity in Chicago with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology. He also completed The CEO Perspective Program at the Kellogg School of Management and CorporateLeadershipCenter at NorthwesternUniversity. He has served as an Advisory Director to McDonald's Board of Directors and as a board member to several children's charitable organizations.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey