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Anixter chief to retire at the end of June

Anixter International Inc. today announced that Robert W. Grubbs will retire as president and CEO at the end of Jun...


February 25, 2008  


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Anixter International Inc. today announced that Robert W. Grubbs will retire as president and CEO at the end of June following a 30-year career with the company.

Grubbs, who has held those posts since 1998, will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.

He will replaced by Robert Eck, 49, who has served as the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since September 2007.

During the last 17 years, Mr. Eck has served in a variety of senior management positions with Anixter Inc., the company’s operating subsidiary, most recently as executive vice president — Enterprise Cabling and Security Solutions (2004-2007) and senior vice president — Physical Security Products and Integrated Supply (2003).

In discussing his upcoming retirement, Grubbs said that “during my 30 years at Anixter the company has gone through an incredible amount of change and I have a real sense of pride in what the company’s leadership team has accomplished during my tenure as CEO.”