portrait: Rick McDonald

Rick McDonald

Senior Vice President and Chief Product Supply Officer

Rick McDonald was named senior vice president and chief product supply officer in December 2020, responsible for overseeing all global supply chain activity for the company. This includes over 5,000 employees in 23 countries. He was appointed to the Clorox Executive Committee at the same time.

Before assuming this position, McDonald served in a number of executive capacities, most recently as vice president of global operations, leading all manufacturing; external manufacturing; logistics; planning; engineering; quality assurance; health, safety and environment; and continuous improvement, responsible for 4,800 employees in 23 countries and more than 50 plants and distribution centers. In previous roles, he was vice president of supply chain for the International Division, vice president of global logistics and vice president of supply chain for the Cleaning Division.

McDonald worked in various management and field-based supply chain positions as well. He was director of manufacturing, overseeing the company’s Cleaning Division plants; director of distribution center operations; and business planning manager for the charcoal and insecticides businesses. He also was a Cleaning Division plant manager and Kingsford charcoal product supply manager. His Clorox career began in 1992 as a senior production manager.

Prior to joining Clorox, McDonald spent 10 years working for Frito-Lay in numerous line and staff roles in five different manufacturing plants, including production manager of Frito-Lay’s third-largest plant, which supplied a full line of salty snacks to the Northeast United States.

McDonald is a past board member of the Yuhan Joint Venture; the Chlorine Institute; the Barbecue Industry Association, where he served as vice chairman; and the City of Vernon (California) Chamber of Commerce.

An Atlanta native, McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from Georgia Tech, where he also lettered on the baseball team.