Gregory Austin Named President of Targeted Pet Treats
Targeted Pet Treats LLC, maker of injection molded dental treats and long-lasting chews in the pet care category, promoted Gregory Austin from general manager to president, effective Jan. 1. In his new role, Austin will develop and deliver the Targeted Pet Treats strategic plan and all aspects of organizational operations, including human resources, sales, operations, quality assurance, research and development, and finance.
Since joining the company in June 2016, Austin has distinguished himself as an innovative leader, transforming the entire Targeted Pet Treats operation and finalizing its migration to a world class center of excellence, said the company in a statement. This transformation included a $6 million capital expansion plan and growth of the company’s workforce to include nearly 500 full-time employees.
“Greg is the perfect person to lead this talented team,” said Rhonda Haverlack, outgoing president of Warren, Pa.-based Targeted Pet Treats. “I have marveled at his ability to connect with team members at all levels of the organization, all while driving superb results.”
“I am honored and excited to take on this very important role,” Austin said. “I look forward to working with our leadership team to drive sustainable growth for both TPT and our valued pet industry customers.”
In his new role, Austin will report to managing board members Rhonda and Elliott Haverlack.