President and Chief Executive Officer
MSC Industrial Supply Co.
Erik Gershwind is MSC Industrial Supply Co.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2011-2012, was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and was elected to MSC's Board of Directors in October 2010.
For more than 15 years, Erik has managed key aspects of MSC's business, beginning with mergers and acquisitions in 1996 and expanding into sales, product management, marketing and e-Commerce. Since 2008, Erik has led the company's strategic team responsible for directing the business into new growth markets. In 1999, Erik established MSC's highly successful internet business that today features more than 900,000 products and represents more than 41 percent of the company's revenue.
Erik graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Gershwind and Jacobson charitable foundations and as Vice Chair of the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.