People: Clorox Co (CLX)
21 Nov 2014
Mr. Donald R. Knauss has been promoted as Executive Chairman of the Board of Clorox Co. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of The Clorox Company. He was Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company (a marketer and distributor of nonalcoholic beverages) and President and Chief Operating Officer for Coca-Cola North America from February 2004 until September 2006. Previously, he was President of the Retail Division of Coca-Cola North America and President and Chief Executive Officer of The Minute Maid Company, a division of The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to his employment with The Coca-Cola Company, he held various positions in marketing and sales with PepsiCo, Inc. and Procter & Gamble and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Knauss is a director of the Kellogg Company (December 2007 to present) and URS Corporation (June 2010 to present). Mr. Knauss also serves on the dean’s advisory board of the College of Arts & Sciences at Indiana University and on the board of trustees of the University of San Diego, Morehouse College and the United States Marine Corps University Foundation. Mr. Knauss’ leadership experience as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and his in-depth knowledge of the Company’s strategic priorities and operations enable him to provide valuable contributions and facilitate effective communication between management and the Board. His role as Chief Executive Officer also enables him to provide important contributions to strengthening the Company’s leadership, operations, strategy, growth and long-range plans.
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