James Craigie

James R. Craigie

Chairman, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Director since 2004

Mr. Craigie has been Chairman of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. since 2007, and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 through 2015. From 1999 through 2003, he was the President and CEO of Spalding Sports Worldwide. During the period from 1983 to 1998, he held various senior management positions with Kraft Foods including Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Beverages and Desserts Division, and Dinners and Enhancers Division. Prior to that, he served six years as an officer with the U. S. Navy/Department of Energy working for Admiral Rickover.

Innovation has been a key part of Jim’s highly successful 30+ year career in the consumer packaged goods industry. For example, since joining CHD, he has utilized innovative new products and marketing programs to increase the annual organic revenue growth on the company’s billion dollar Arm & Hammer brand from 1% to over 10%.

Mr. Craigie is a graduate of the University of Rochester and holds an MBA from Harvard University where he was a Baker Scholar.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Bloomin’ Brands Inc., Solazyme Corporation and The Gettysburg Foundation.

Chairman of the Board