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How This Glad Plant Manager Builds Inclusive, People-Centered Teams

How This Glad Plant Manager Builds Inclusive, People-Centered Teams

Published 06-26-24

Submitted by The Clorox Company

Stephanie Knight and quote "These Are Brands That I Can Get Behind."

Stephanie Knight has already hit a few milestones in her five-year career at Clorox.

After helping lead our Aberdeen, Maryland, site through the beginnings of COVID-19 as the assistant plant manager, she transitioned to our Glad manufacturing facility in Rogers, Arkansas, as the plant manager — the first woman in that role and also the youngest.

“We make bleach at the Aberdeen plant, and I remember thinking on my first day that it smelled like my grandmother’s house,” Stephanie says. “I wanted to apply at Clorox because I love the brands. I’m very loyal, and whenever I think of Clorox, I think about brands that I can get behind.”

Her background in chemical engineering has enabled her to apply her expertise across multiple brands, including to her latest role leading supply chain for our Burt’s Bees business, where she helps build people-centered teams that drive outcomes in an inclusive way.

“Spoiler alert: You don’t have to be a scientist to be an engineer,” says Stephanie. “I’m the type of engineer that works on problems in operations, trying to ensure that our equipment is running better and our people are supported. I get to go to the plant in my steel toes and see where our products come to life. Getting our products into the hands of our consumers is what we’re all about.”

There’s a bit of competitive spirit behind Stephanie’s drive to succeed. “We like to be the best,” she says. “We’re the brand leaders in every category that we play in, and there’s a lot of pride that comes with that. And it’s one of the reasons why I work here. Why do something if you’re not going to be proud about it?”

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  • Healthy lives: Improving people’s health and well-being.
  • Clean world: Taking climate action and reducing plastic and other waste.
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