Animal Supply Co. Receives New Capital

Several key members of Animal Supply Co. (ASC) have been promoted in effort to support the company’s growth, officials said in a statement. The announcement follows the recent promotion of Tim Batterson, who became president and CEO in late September.

“The ASC leadership team has collective pet industry experience of 80-plus years,” Batterson said. “The changes in responsibilities we are announcing today will best align resources for nationwide leadership of operations, sales, customer service, vendor management and business development to serve our customers and brand partners. This functional alignment focuses our energy to expand our innovative product portfolio, distribution services and digital solutions critical to providing value added services for the pet industry and driving ASC’s growth. In today’s economy, customers need the best of both nationwide distributor capabilities and local presence with deep personal relationships.”

Teammate updates include:

  • Andrey Legkiy has been promoted to senior vice president of operations and will lead all operations nationwide
  • Jill Shoush has an expanded role as senior vice president of sales and will be responsible for all outside sales, inside sales, e-commerce sales and customer experience
  • Mike Neylon has been promoted to senior vice president of vendor management and marketing and will lead all vendor management, strategic procurement and marketing
  • Danny Selman will transition to vice president of business development and lead business development efforts to dramatically increase ASC’s presence

During 2020, the Irving, Texas-based pet food and supplies distributor has added new businesses and expanded its relationships with premier brands, including Answers Pet Foods, A Pup Above, Stella and Chewy’s, Natural Balance, Nature’s Variety, Open Range, Primal Pet Foods, Pets Global, Tropiclean and Vital Essentials.

“A monumental step in our overall plan was fulfilled in August when a group of our existing institutional investors shared our confidence by infusing significant capital into the company,” Batterson said. “ASC has the capabilities and determination to deliver the exceptional service and high-quality brands our customers expect and deserve.”

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