Clorox CEO Donald Knauss to Talk on Leadership, Oct. 20

Clorox Chairman and CEO Donald R. Knauss will speak on leadership Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Haas School as part of the Dean's Speaker Series. 

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Knauss joined the Clorox Co., a leading manufacturer and marketer of cleaning, bleach, and other products, as chairman and CEO in 2006. Under his leadership, Clorox revenue has grown from $4.6 billion in fiscal year 2006 to $5.5 billion in fiscal year 2010. The Oakland-based company employs 8,300 people worldwide and markets products in more than 100 countries.

Knauss came to Clorox after working for 12 years at the Coca-Cola Co., where he was promoted to chief operating officer of Coca-Cola North America in 2004. Before Coca-Cola, he held a variety of marketing and sales positions with PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. Knauss was also an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Knauss is a recipient of the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s ROBIE Award for industry achievement in 2006 for his commitment to promoting and expanding opportunities for minorities in the corporate world.