Wayne L. Delker, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President Chief Innovation Officer
Wayne L. Delker was promoted to senior vice president chief innovation officer and appointed to the company's executive committee in June 2009. Delker, who previously held the title vice president Global Research & Development since joining Clorox in 1999, serves as the company's chief technical and innovation executive. He leads worldwide R&D for all of the company's products, provides technical and scientific guidance within the operating divisions and other staff functions, and oversees the company's stewardship activities, ensuring the health, safety and environmental benefits of our products. He also leads Clorox's multifunctional innovation process for developing new products and improving existing products.
Prior to joining Clorox, Delker spent 14 years with General Electric, where he served as general manager of Six Sigma Quality for GE Silicones and general manager of Technology for GE Silicones. He also worked for five years as a research chemist for Union Carbide.
A native of Pennsylvania, Delker holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University.