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Nature's Variety Makes Leadership Changes


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Reed Howlett

Reed Howlett, CEO of Nature’s Variety in St. Louis, is resigning from the company, effective July 12.

Howlett has served as CEO of the company since July 2008. Under his leadership the company has grown to five times its size in revenue over the last decade, said company officials. 

Nature’s Variety was acquired by Barcelona, Spain-based Agrolimen SA in a two-stage private transaction from 2014-2016. 

“It’s been an absolute honor to lead this great company, and I look forward to seeing it continue to grow rapidly and make a deeply positive impact on the way people choose to feed their pets,” Howlett said. 

Neil Thompson, formerly president and CEO of Hill's Pet Nutrition, will join Nature’s Variety as the new CEO.  

“I’m excited to join the Nature’s Variety team and continue the admirable work of changing an industry through the highest quality, natural raw nutrition,” Thompson said. 

Most recently Thompson has served on the advisory board of Affinity Petcare SA, a subsidiary of Agrolimen SA. In his new role, he will continue with his board responsibilities.

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