The Company of Animals Names Paul Nolan CEO
Paul Nolan, global operations director of The Company of Animals, will now also serve as CEO of the company’s U.S. division in Davenport, Fla. He will replace Larry Cobb, who will assist with the transition until his retirement in the new year.
Since he joined The Company of Animals six years ago, Nolan has been spearheading growth through innovation within the supply chain.
“Commerce is changing at a breathtaking rate, and it’s a company’s dynamism that determines whether or not it will keep up with that pace of change,” Nolan said. “We invest heavily in ensuring pet owners have access to our products, no matter how they choose to shop. Speaking for the entire organization, we are all extremely grateful for the Herculean efforts Larry has made to build a powerful platform for the future growth of our branded lines in the U.S.
“We will be making significant investments in 2018 in terms of products, personnel and marketing,” Nolan added. “By working even more creatively with our key retail partners, we aim to leverage our 40 years in this category to build a comprehensive range that is super easy to shop.”
On the product development front, Dr. Roger Mugford, founder of the U.K.-based training and behavior products firm, said that a number of innovations are currently underway. “These new designs are based on proprietary insights from an in-depth usage and awareness study we conducted recently,” Dr. Mugford said. “They are currently being tested at our Animal Training & Behavior Center here in the U.K.” The results will be unveiled next summer, with a sneak peek available at Global Pet Expo in the spring.
All these new initiatives are intended to further the company’s mission in the United States, Dr. Mugford explained, which is “to instill confidence in pet parents with convenient products that promote humane, rewarding relationships while solving common behavioral and training issues.”