Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Benno Dorer was elected chief executive officer of the company in November 2014 and appointed chairman of the board effective August 15, 2016. Previously he had served as executive vice president and chief operating officer – Cleaning, International and Corporate Strategy since January 2013 and previously was senior vice president and general manager – Cleaning Division and Canada, vice president and general manager – Cleaning Division, vice president and general manager – Household Division, and vice president and general manager – Glad® Products. Previously, he worked for Procter & Gamble for 14 years, leading the marketing organization for the Glad® Products joint venture since its inception and serving in a number of marketing positions across a range of categories and countries in the United States and worldwide.
Dorer currently serves on the board of directors of VF Corporation, executive committee of the board of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Bay Area Council executive committee.
He holds a degree in economics from University of Freiburg in Germany and a graduate degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from Saarland University, also in Germany. A German native, he is multilingual and has lived in Germany, Scandinavia and Belgium.
Dorer has been a director at Clorox since 2014.