"Leadership" written on a compass

The Clorox Company has named one of its veteran executives the company's newest president.

Linda Rendle, 42, currently executive vice president – Cleaning, International, Strategy and Operations, will advance to the new role of president, announces the company in a press release.

In the role, Rendle will be responsible for all the company's businesses and corporate and business development, in addition to her current responsibility for corporate strategy and the five core global functions: marketing, sales, product supply, research & development and information technology. She will continue reporting to company Chair and CEO Benno Dorer.

"It's a reflection of not only Linda's outstanding leadership, deep experience and sustained results, but also the board and executive management's commitment to long-term development and succession planning," says Dorer of Rendle's promotion. "I look forward to continuing to work closely with Linda."

In her 17 years with Clorox, Rendle has progressed through several general management and functional positions, including senior vice president – general manager for Cleaning, the company's largest reporting segment. In that position, Rendle led a period of sales and profit growth, enabled by a  focus on innovation and work simplification. In July 2018, she assumed responsibility for corporate strategy and led the development of the company's IGNITE strategy, which was announced in October 2019. In January 2019, she added responsibility for the five core global functions as well as the International Division.

"We continue to have every confidence in our IGNITE Strategy and the strength of our team and leading brands, supported by exceptional innovation and strong execution to continue delivering Good Growth — profitable, sustainable and responsible growth — over the long term," says Dorer.