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Oil-Dri Corporation of America appoints director

Oil-Dri Corporation of AmericaOil-Dri Corporation of America, a supplier of specialty sorbent products, announced that George C. Roeth has been appointed to its board of directors.

Mr. Roeth joined the Board of Directors of Central Garden & Pet Company in 2015 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer of that company in 2016. He also currently serves on the board of the East Oakland Youth Development Foundation.

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Until recently, Mr. Roeth advised on consumer packaged goods investments while serving on the Gryphon Investors Executive Advisory Board.

Mr. Roeth spent the majority of his career in several senior-level marketing and operations roles at The Clorox Company.

Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Lifestyle, Household and Global Operating Functions. He also served as Chairman of the Board for the Clorox and Procter & Gamble Glad Products Joint Venture.

Mr. Roeth received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983 and earned a Master's in Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University in 1987.

Oil-Dri Board of Directors appointed Michael A. McPherson as Chief Development Officer and an executive officer of the company.

Mr. McPherson joined the Oil-Dri team in 2003. He has served as Vice President of Business-to-Business Marketing and Business Development since 2013. His background is in sales and marketing management, international market development and new technology commercialization.

Prior to Oil-Dri, Mr. McPherson served as Market Director, Latin America at The Dexter Corporation and General Manager of Dexter Mexicana S.A. de C.V. its Mexican subsidiary. He relocated to Mexico to oversee the design and construction of a coatings formulation plant and to expand its business in the region.

In addition to his new role as CDO, Mr. McPherson will continue to oversee Oil-Dri's Business-to-Business Marketing Department and Corporate Communications.

Mr. McPherson earned his Master's in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.




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