George C. Roeth
Director since 2016
Mr. Roeth received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983 and earned a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University in 1987. From 1987 to 2014, Mr. Roeth held various positions at The Clorox Company (“Clorox”). Most recently, from 2013 to 2014, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Lifestyle, Household and Global Operating Functions of Clorox. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, during which time he was also Chairman of the Board for the Clorox and Procter & Gamble Glad Products Joint Venture. Prior to that, Mr. Roeth served in several senior-level marketing and operations roles at Clorox, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Vice President of Growth and Marketing, and Vice President of Brand Development, among others. In 2015, Mr. Roeth joined the Board of Directors of Central Garden & Pet Company (“Central Garden & Pet”) and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Garden & Pet from June 2016 until his retirement on September 28, 2019. Mr. Roeth was appointed as Lead Director of the Oil-Dri Board of Directors on April 5, 2019. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development as part of The Conference Board and also serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Gryphon Investors.
Mr. Roeth’s individual qualifications include his proven track record of delivering profitable growth in challenging and highly competitive business environments and his success in simultaneously driving global sales, lowering costs and improving customer satisfaction during his tenure at Clorox and Central Garden & Pet. He also brings to the Board his extensive experience in, and his comprehensive understanding of, the consumer products industry.