Linda Rendle, a 17-year veteran of The Clorox Company, has been promoted to chief executive officer.

Linda Rendle has been promoted to chief executive officer at Clorox, parent company of Burt’s Bees, and elected to the company’s board of directors.

Rendle, a 17-year veteran of the company, is currently president of the company and prior to that was executive vice president – Cleaning, International, Strategy and Operations, among other leadership roles she has held at Clorox.

The 42-year-old succeeds Benno Dorer, who will continue serving as the board’s executive chair. 

Dorer, 56, has served as chief executive officer of the company since November 2014 and was appointed chair of the board in August 2016.

As chair and CEO, he has had overall responsibility for leading the company’s worldwide business, which generated revenues of $6.7 billion in fiscal year 2020.

Rendle said she was taking on the role “with great optimism for the future of our company and global portfolio of trusted brands”, and with “immense confidence in our talented and passionate people around the world”.

“I love this company and our people around the world who have become like family over the past 17 years,” she said.

“I am thrilled with this opportunity to lead The Clorox Company, building on our accomplishments and growth under Benno’s strong leadership.”

The role will be effective from September 14, 2020.

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