WellPet® Appoints Michael Cato, Director of Sales, Canada

    Will strengthen focus on pet specialty retailers in Canadian market

<p>TEWKSBURY, Mass., <span class="xn-chron">May 13</span> /CNW/ -- WellPet®, home to the portfolio of premium natural pet food brands that includes Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®, welcomes <span class="xn-person">Michael Cato</span> to the position of Director of Sales, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>.</p>
<p>In leading WellPet's Canadian sales division, Michael is responsible for driving overall WellPet growth in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, execution of the company's strategic business plans and providing support for WellPet's Canadian retail and distributor partners.</p>
<p>"We are delighted to welcome Michael, who brings a wealth of sales experience in consumer packaged goods, as well as brand-building expertise, to WellPet," said <span class="xn-person">Steve Harris</span>, Vice President of Sales. "His knowledge and leadership skills will prove invaluable as we continue to support our Canadian retailer partners and educate consumers about the link between quality ingredients, natural nutrition and health for pets."</p>
<p>Michael brings more than twenty-five years of diversified sales experience in the consumer package goods, consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical industry to the company. Most recently, he served as Director of Sales, Nutritionals, at Johnson & Johnson Inc., the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products. Prior to Johnson & Johnson Inc., Michael held senior sales positions with Schering-Plough Inc. and Glaxo-Wellcome.</p>
<p>Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the State University of New York and lives in Oakville, Ontario, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> with his family and two toy poodles, Jack and Lilly.</p>

    About WellPet® LLC - At the Heart of All We Do
<p>WellPet is home to a portfolio of premium natural pet food brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select®. For over 80 years, this collection of brands has had an unwavering commitment to nutritional innovation and product quality. Acknowledged as leaders in the industry, the company promises: "Your pet's wellbeing is at the heart of all we do, that's why we do whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depend on us." WellPet products are sold in pet specialty stores and natural food stores across <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.wellpet.com">www.wellpet.com</a> or call 1.800.225.0904.</p>

    Contact: Erin Vadala, Warner Communications, 978/468-3076 or


For further information: For further information: Erin Vadala of Warner Communications for WellPet, LLC, +1-978-468-3076, erin@warnerpr.com Web Site: http://www.wellpet.com

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