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Grainger Emeritus Advisory Board

Claudia Knowlton-Chike

Claudia Knowlton-Chike

Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations - Retired


Claudia Knowlton-Chike’s serves as the Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations at Google. She provides leadership to global transportation, warehousing, import/export Trade Compliance, packaging and automation projects that enable Google’s data centers. Having started as a Packaging Engineer at IBM, Claudia has gone full circle in the Supply Chain. She developed and led the supply chain for a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and has led core functional supply chain teams at IBM, GE, Facebook and Motorola. She has served on Corporate Fiduciary Committee, Health and Wellness Committee and ERP Steering Committees. A graduate of University of Wisconsin–Stout with a BS degree in package engineering, Claudia went on to receive her project management professional certification, a Masters Certificate in SCM from Penn State, and an Executive MBA from University of Minnesota. Claudia is an Executive Advisory Board member of Grainger Supply Chain Management UW-Madison. She served as the lead for Girls in Engineering, working with technical women to develop and present energizing workshops that motivate young girls in the world of science, math, technology and supply chain. Claudia served as President of the re-launched CSCMP Milwaukee Roundtable and is a regular volunteer in the community. One particular passion is working to end Alzheimer’s. Claudia loves spending time with her growing family and being outdoors.