PetDine, Jay Sokolowski

PetDine, a manufacturer of private-label pet products, has hired Jay Sokolowski as its new senior operations manager. Sokolowski will oversee all production-related operations for PetDine’s Colorado facilities, including Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland-based BarkDine.

“PetDine has experienced exponential growth over the past 12 months,” said Preston Munsch, CEO of PetDine. “With this propulsion, comes the need for additional senior-level management to support and foster continued success. Jay’s proven track record of increasing output while managing growth and his dedication and drive honed while serving in the Navy will directly impact our clients, and, for that, we are thrilled to have him as part of the PetDine team.”

Most recently, Sokolowski was the director of operations at Droplet Measurement Technologies, and, prior to that, he worked at Hexcel, where he helped increase the advanced composite manufacturer’s overall plant capacity by 250 percent, officials said. Sokolowski also held several roles, including product line manager, for a high-end optics company and worked in Silicon Valley for a capital equipment company. Company growth was his main charge and goal in each previously held position, officials noted.

“It is exciting to join a fast-growing, dynamic company that is committed to leading the private-label pet products industry through manufacturing innovation,” Sokolowski said. “I plan to draw on my wealth of experiences from many different industries to benefit our clients’ custom pet supplement products.”

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