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PetGuard Welcomes New Management Team


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Cameron Palmer, Dave Fedorchak, Bill Shaner and Anthony Scarpino

PetGuard has hired four business and operations executives to help expand the company’s presence in the pet specialty channel.

“Our retail experience and broad industry knowledge of pet nutrition puts us in an excellent position to take our brand to the next level and grow our national presence,” said Bill Shaner, new managing partner and CEO of the Sewickley, Pa.-based company.

Shaner will be responsible for leading the newly reorganized company. Shaner is the former CEO of Save-A-Lot food stores. He previously held senior executive positions at Kroger and Supervalu, as well as providing management advisory services to retailers, consumer packaged goods companies and investment firms.

Anthony Scarpino will be serving as CFO. Scarpino has a consulting background in operational and strategic management. He comes to PetGuard from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, purveyors of the Rachel Ray Nutrish brand. Prior to that, Scarpino held operations management positions with Kraft Heinz and H. J. Heinz and served as a consultant at an international management advisory firm.

Dave Fedorchak has been named vice president of procurement and product development. He also hails from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, which was acquired by J. M. Smucker Co. in 2018. Fedorchak brings a wealth of consumer-packaged goods development experience to the management team. He previously served as senior buyer and project management at H. J. Heinz, as well as food scientist and food technologist at Unilever.

Cameron Palmer will take on inventory management, distribution and logistics responsibilities in his new role as vice president of supply chain. Palmer is also an alumnus of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, where he served as contract manufacturing manager for the Rachel Ray Nutrish brand. He previously held positions at Ainsworth as continuous improvement specialist and supply chain analyst.

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