E. Scott Santi

Chairman & CEO / Illinois Tool Works Inc.

E. Scott Santi is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Tool Works Inc. 

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 2012 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2015. 

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. 

Mr. Santi graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and received a master’s in Business Administration from the JL Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. 


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