New Chairman Named to WD-40 Board

June 24, 2019

WD-40 Co. announced plans to appoint Garry Ridge chair of the company’s board at its annual meeting in December 2019.

Ridge succeeds Linda Lang, who is retiring after serving on WD-40’s board since 2004 and as board chair since 2016. Ridge currently serves as WD-40’s president and CEO. He will continue to serve as CEO when he assumes his new position. In a series of related moves, Steve Brass has been named president and chief operating officer and Patricia Olsem has been promoted to president of the company’s Americas division.

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Founded in 1953, San Diego-based WD-40 Co. is a manufacturer of household and commercial cleaning products. For more information, visit