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Grainger Emeritus Advisory Board

Robert Stefansic

Robert Stefansic

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

James Hardie

Bob Stefansic joined James Hardie Building Products as Executive Vice President, End-to-End Supply Chain in 2020. In his role, Mr. Stefansic is responsible for driving operational efficiencies and improvements across the supply chain, with emphasis on delivering business value via the Hardie Manufacturing Operating System. His direct responsibilities include manufacturing, supply chain and all central operations support functions.

Mr. Stefansic held various Senior Operations leadership roles throughout his career prior to joining James Hardie. Most recently he was the Chief Operations Officer at Ingredion Incorporated, a $6B leading ingredient solutions supplier to the food and beverage industry. There he was responsible for all global operations, including a network of 50 manufacturing plants and supply chains across Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Additionally, he previously held manufacturing leadership roles at Valspar, General Chemical and AlliedSignal corporations.

Mr. Stefansic is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he received an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.