E. Scott Santi is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Tool Works Inc. ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.8 billion in 2018. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW has approximately 48,000 dedicated colleagues in operations around the world who thrive in the company’s unique, decentralized and entrepreneurial culture.
Mr. Santi joined ITW in 1983 and has spent his entire career with the company. He was elected Executive Vice President in 2004 and named Vice Chairman in 2008. He became the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in November of 2012 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2015.
Mr. Santi graduated from the University of Illinois in 1983 with a B.S. degree in Accounting and received a Masters in Business Administration from the JL Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University in 1994.
Mr. Santi is a member of the Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Commercial Club of Chicago, Junior Achievement of Chicago, and Big Shoulders Fund. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, the Ravinia Festival Association, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Rush University Medical Center.