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Celebrating 70 Years of Health and Well-Being

Joe Kanfer


By Joe Kanfer

Chairman and CEO, GOJO Industries

March 6, 1946. This was the day in which my aunt and uncle, Goldie and Jerry Lippman, founded GOJO and changed the way we look at cleaning our hands.

In 1946, my Aunt Goldie and Uncle Jerry not only introduced a safer, gentler hand cleaning alternative to the harsh and carcinogenic chemicals used by factory workers, but they also created a culture of practicality, resourcefulness, perseverance and social awareness. I’m proud to say that culture remains in place today.

At GOJO we are never satisfied, and we are consistently asking ourselves, “How might we?”  How might we further develop hand hygiene solutions that help people live healthier lives? How might we innovate and bring more green-certified products to the marketplace? How might we further technology to improve hand hygiene compliance? How might we live out our Purpose of Saving Lives and Make Life Better through Well-Being Solutions each and every day?

This is a milestone for GOJO, and a milestone in which all of our more than 2,000 employees worldwide should be proud. It is also a time for us to think of how we might continue to innovate and evolve the science of skin care and hand hygiene over the next 70 years and beyond.

Learn more about the GOJO history on our website.

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