GOJO Industries, the inventor of Purell hand sanitizer, has announced that Carey Jaros will take over as president and CEO of the 73-year-old family business on Jan. 1.

Mark Lerner will become senior adviser and president emeritus, according to GOJO Executive Chair Marcella Kanfer Rolnick.

In her new role, Jaros will continue her years-long partnership with Kanfer Rolnick, a third-generation family appointee who was named Executive Chair of GOJO in May 2018.

“Carey brings a rare combination of strategic perspective, practical business skills, and real heart,” said Kanfer Rolnick. “As president and chief executive officer, Carey will focus on continuing the company’s progress as a market-making, growth-oriented business that cares about the well-being of people out in the world and within GOJO.”

Jaros joined GOJO in 2016 as chief strategy officer and transitioned to chief operating officer in July 2018. Prior to joining GOJO, she was president of Walnut Ridge Strategic Management Company, vice president at Dealer Tire, and spent over a decade as a management consultant at Bain and Company. She has significant experience as an operator, investor and a board member in growth companies.

Jaros has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Brown University, according to her LinkedIn profile.