Raymond Svider will serve as Executive Chairman to oversee the company’s operations with the senior leadership team.
Steve Gordon joins KPG after a long tenure with ACH Food Companies in the Chicago metro area.
The Deer Park, N.Y.-based company hired a Southwest territory sales manager.
Both have been with the association for more than a decade.
The president position is reflective of the company’s growing personnel and its commitment to continued investment in the North American market.
He will report to founder Jackson Galaxy.
New board members include B.C. Henschen of Platinum Paws, Michael Lou of Patchwork Pets and Keryn Rod of Puppy Spot.
The company has grown by 200 percent since 2011, putting some strain on its supply chain, said officials for the Plano, Texas-based company.
The WPA Board awarded Doug Poindexter with WPA’s highest honor, the Matsui Award.
CLA is a 33 year-old company that specializes in providing comprehensive sales, marketing and merchandising services to the pet industry across all major channels.