Our Story  


Goldie Lippman and her co-workers discovered how difficult it was to clean their hands after a day’s work, and it led to the founding of GOJO in 1946.   


Our Commitment  

We are committed to sustainable leadership. In 2010, we released PURELL® Green Certified Hand Sanitizer, the world’s first EcoLogo-certified hand sanitizer.  

Our Purpose  

Improving the lives of our customers keeps us focused and working tirelessly. 



Our Leadership   

From our earliest days, our leaders have always focused on teamwork from inside the founding family and beyond. We strive to constantly improve our company for the betterment of our employees and customers. 

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Goldie and Jerry’s nephew, Joe Kanfer, worked with his aunt and uncle from a young age and became President of GOJO in the mid-1970s. 

Company Profile  

GOJO Industries, Inc., is a privately-held manufacturer of hand hygiene and skin care products founded in 1946, in Akron, Ohio. One of its most popular products is Purell, a hand sanitizer. It is an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system useful for medical institutions. 

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