Michael Ott

VP R&D & Innovation, Specialty Division at Clorox


Michael leads R&D & Innovation for the Specialty Division at The Clorox Company, which includes Brita Water Filtration, Glad Trash/Food Bags, Cat Litter, Kingsford Charcoal, and Hidden Valley Foods. His responsibilities include developing innovation strategies for these segments which produce irresistible and sustainable products that consumers will love again and again. Michael has been at Clorox for over 20 years, holding a number of diverse responsibilities.

Before his current role, Michael led R&D/Innovation for the Cleaning, International, and Professional Products Divisions driving good growth in those segments.

Michael has a PhD in Chemistry and lives in Oakland, California where he and his family are adamant Oakland A’s and Golden State Warriors fans.