Grainger SVP joins Weyerhaeuser board
Weyerhaeuser announced the appointment of Deidra Merriwether, senior vice president of North American sales and services for W.W. Grainger, Inc., to the company's board of directors.
Her appointment is effective immediately and will replace a retiring board member in 2021.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dee to the Weyerhaeuser board of directors," said Rick Holley, chairman of the board of directors. "Dee is a hands-on leader with a deep understanding of customers, finance, and international supply chains, and she is adept at building relationships across organizations and industries. She brings exceptional leadership and experience to our board, as well as strong alignment with our core values."
With 2019 sales of $11.5 billion, Grainger is a leading supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations primarily in North America, Japan, and Europe.
Merriwether leads the North American sales organization, which represents the largest portion of the overall Grainger business, and has full profit and loss responsibility for the company's Latin American and Canadian businesses.
The executive joined Grainger in 2013 after more than a decade in various leadership positions with the Sears Holdings Corporation.
Based in Seattle, Wash., Weyerhaeuser owns or controls approximately 11 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada.