Kent Pet Group Hire Three Retail Sales Specialists
Kent Pet Group has hired three retail sales specialists. Each will cover a different U.S. region.
The primary responsibility of all three specialists will be growing the World’s Best Cat Litter brand in the pet specialty segment throughout the retail pet market. In addition to partnering with pet retailers, other duties will include dealer events, pet expos, distributor open houses and trade shows. They will also actively promote the Brand through our community outreach programs aimed at animal shelters, cat rescues and other animal welfare organizations.
Jim Ingram has joined the company as a retail sales specialist covering the Southeastern U.S.Having 28 years of pet industry experience, Ingram has spent the last five years with Animal Supply Company, a national pet distributor and a valued World’s Best Cat Litter customer. At Animal Supply Company, he managed more than 125 pet retailers in five Midwestern states, said Kent Pet Group officials.
Gina DeVine will serve as a retail sales specialist assisting in the U.S. coverage of Northern California, Northern Nevada and Western Canada for the Western Region. With more than 22 combined years of customer service experience in the grocery and pet industries, DeVine has spent the last seven years working exclusively in the pet specialty channel. She spent three years working at a successful Northern California pet store chain where she was promoted to store manager, and the last two years with the major pet food company Natural Balance, where she made her reputation fostering great relationships with her passion for her customer’s business needs and her talent for merchandising.
Juan Sebastian will serve as a retail sales specialist assisting in the U.S. coverage of Southern California, New Mexico and beyond for the Western Region. With more than 18 years of pet industry experience, Sebastian has held positions at pet specialty retail as both manager and trainer, at a major pet food company, Wellpet LLC as a territory and key account manager, and for the last three years as a specialty channel manager for Animal Supply Company.
The Kent Pet Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, develops, produces and delivers research-proven, solutions for dog and cat customers throughout the United States and select global markets.