Kirk Young Named President of ANF Pet, Inc.

Saint Helena, CA – May 11, 2017ANF Pet, Inc., a global natural and holistic pet food company, proudly announces the appointment of Kirk Young to the role of president. A thirty-year veteran in the global pet food and care industry, Young offers ANF Pet deep knowledge and experience in sales, marketing and worldwide operations.

Formerly ANF Pet’s senior executive vice president of sales and marketing, Young established new sales and marketing strategies, and provided manufacturing and formulation guidance which has resulted in the growth and expansion of the company. As president, Young will direct all facets leading the ANF Pet strategic vision globally as the company prepares to dramatically expand in North America and other parts of the world over the next five years.

“ANF Pet has always been focused on developing nutritionally superior foods for pets. I am honored to be leading such a great organization, one that has been around since the 1950s and has such a strong commitment to the pet specialty industry,” says Young.

Currently, ANF Pet encompasses six brands worldwide: ANF, Precise Pet, Advantage, Precept Plus, Star Pro and Lone Star. Over the years, food science, nutrition, as well as what pet owners want and expect, has evolved. ANF Pet has made adjustments and introduced new products to meet the demands of an ever-changing marketplace. With Young leading the effort, ANF Pet plans to relaunch its entire product line to offer a full range of foods to satisfy every pet and every pet owner.

“Kirk has certainly proven how valuable he is to our organization. In addition to possessing more than thirty years of experience in the pet industry, Kirk is a leader who is smart, strategic, respected and dedicated,” explains HM Chang, CFO of KODO, Inc., which owns ANF Pet, Inc. “He has the perfect combination of the traits we need at ANF Pet. We look forward to what the future holds for our company with Kirk as the president.”

To help strategically execute the expansion efforts, Young has put in place a dedicated team of sales, marketing, research and manufacturing professionals at ANF Pet. There are several key changes and additions to the management team including:

North America: With more than three decades of industry knowledge and experience, Scott Steed has been promoted to sales director, responsible for all sales in US and Canada. A 38-year sales veteran, Pete Pennell has taken the role of strategic sales director working on the key sales efforts for the region.

Asia Pacific: Bringing to ANF a wealth of sales experience in the AP region, Chang Moon has accepted the position of sales director.

EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa): With more than two decades of experience in the pet food industry, Dr. Stephan Leoni has taken on the role of sales director.

Global: Recently, Ronna Krahl joined the ANF team of professionals as the new marketing director of ANF. Krahl has 30 years of pet specialty marketing experience to bring to this worldwide role. Chris Atterberry earned a promotion to business development manager at ANF worldwide.

About ANF Pet, Inc.

ANF Pet, which stands for Advanced Nutrition Formula, has been around since the 1950s. From the beginning, the St. Helena, CA-based company has been focused on developing nutritionally superior foods for pets around the world.

Over the years, ANF Pet has been at the forefront in pet food nutrition and safety. In 1966, ANF Pet developed a unique processing system to stabilize the shelf life of food and preserve the nutritional value of the ingredients. The company pioneered the idea of Triple Protein Source, which brings your pet optimal balance of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals as well as introduced vacuum packing to preserve freshness and maximize shipping efficiency. In addition to enhanced freshness, and developed the world’s first application of advanced, oxygen-limited packaging.

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Precise Pet Products Welcomes New Field Hires to its Territory Sales Management Team

St. Louis, MO–November 4, 2016 Precise Pet Products, manufacturer and supplier of all-natural canine and feline foods, recently welcomed Aaron Cohn, Chris Louden, and Nikki Nagy to its sales team. The three new sales professionals will cover territories ranging from Central and Western parts of the United States.

“Aaron, Chris and Nikki have a proven track records of successful sales and account management,” says Kirk Young, senior vice president of Precise Pet Products.  “They are highly motivated and personable individuals with a strong knowledge of the pet food industry.  We’re excited to welcome them to our team of industry experts.”

As the trio assumes their new roles, they will be responsible for managing and growing the sales of Precise Pet Products in the retail channel and within the regional chain accounts of their sales territories. They will be working hand-in-hand with distributor personnel in the following territories to cultivate customer relationships and promote brand awareness:

  • Aaron Cohn – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Chris Louden – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana
  • Nikki Nagy – Southern California and Arizona

Precise Pet Products’ new additions are eager to foster new relationships within their respected territories and to communicate with pet owners face-to-face.

For more information about Precise Pet Products, please visit www.precisepet.com.

About Precise Pet Products
Precise Pet Products are made in the United States and are made from all-natural ingredients. Using the latest in technology and testing capabilities, Precise Pet Products strives to bring a greater focus to quality canine and feline pet food nutrition in North America. Precise Pet Products is headquartered in St. Helena, California with customer service offices in Nacogdoches, Texas and new sales and marketing offices in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, please visit www.precisepet.com.

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Howard/Merrell

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Precise Welcomes Debbie Hammond to its Sales Management Team

Nacogdoches, TXAugust 19, 2016 – Precise Pet Products, manufacturer and supplier of all-natural canine and feline foods, recently welcomed Debbie Hammond to its sales team. Hammond will serve as the new sales manager for Precise in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

In her new position, Hammond will be responsible for managing and growing the sales of Precise Pet Products in the independent retail channel and within the regional chain accounts of her sales territory. She will also be working hand-in-hand with distributor personnel in these three states to cultivate customer relationships and promote brand awareness.

“Debbie is an experienced sales manager with an award-winning track record,” says Kirk Young, senior vice president of Precise Pet Products. “She is a highly motivated and knowledgeable, individual with a strong work ethic.  We’re excited to welcome her to our team of industry experts.”

Before joining Precise, Hammond held long-term positions with multiple pet product suppliers, including Nutro Products. Hammond also worked as a key account manager for Heineken USA, where she won numerous awards for exceeding her sales goals.

Hammond is looking forward to reconnecting and fostering new relationships with key pet industry personnel and accounts in her new position.

For more information about Precise Pet Products, please visit www.precisepet.com.

About Precise Pet Products
Precise Pet Products, a pet food division of Kodo, Inc., is a manufacturer and supplier of canine and feline foods made from all-natural ingredients produced mostly from U.S. sources. Currently located in Nacogdoches, Texas, Precise Pet Products provides pet foods that are safe and nutritious to North American pet owners. Using the latest in technology and testing capabilities, Precise Pet Products boasts a history of responsible pet food products. For more information, please visit www.precisepet.com.

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Taylor Waddell

Howard/Merrell

919-844-2764

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Meet the Precise Team: Scott Steed

We make all our own dry food, in-house in the USA, by pet owning experts who take great pride in what they do. In our Meet the Precise Team series, we’ll introduce you to some of the people that make Precise Pet Products run.

Scott Steed is the Eastern Regional Sales Director for Precise Pet Products! Scott is responsible for business development and sales.

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Meet the Precise Team: Marnee White

We make all our own dry food, in-house in the USA, by pet owning experts who take great pride in what they do. In our Meet the Precise Team series, we’ll introduce you to some of the people that make Precise Pet Products run.

Marnee White is the know-how behind our Mailbag posts, sharing her knowledge about the ins and outs of Precise, our food and our programs. Listen in to her talk about her role here, and her two dogs.

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Meet the Precise Team: Ben Wright

We make all our own dry food, in-house in the USA, by pet owning experts who take great pride in what they do. In our Meet the Precise Team series, we’ll introduce you to some of the people that make Precise Pet Products run.

Ben Wright is one of the newest members on the Precise team, but that doesn’t mean he’s unfamiliar with the company. Ben, who works in corporate sales, represents the fourth generation of Precise’s family-owned parent company Texas Farm Products Company.

Ben grew up working in the same warehouse as his great-grandfather, grandfather and dad Bud Wright. Listen in to the video below to hear what it means to work for a family-owned company committed to its history and its employees:

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Meet the Precise Team: Liz Morken

We make all our own dry food, in-house in the USA, by pet owning experts who take great pride in what they do. In our Meet the Precise Team series, we’ll introduce you to some of the people that make Precise Pet Products run.

When we caught up with Liz Morken, our midwest territory sales manager, at SuperZoo this year, she was happy to share her excitement about the new Precise Holistic Complete formulas. Listen in to her below – and learn about her cat’s very special fetching abilities:

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Meet the Precise Team: Helen Hurd

We make all our own dry food, in-house in the USA, by pet owning experts who take great pride in what they do. In our Meet the Precise Team series, we’ll introduce you to some of the people that make Precise Pet Products run.

When we caught up with Helen Hurd, our northwest territory sales manager, at SuperZoo this year, she was very excited about the new Precise Holistic Complete. Listen in to hear why she thinks the formulas are great news for the pet food industry:

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Precise Pet Products Announces New Additions to Growing Sales Team

Nacogdoches, Texas – May 16, 2011 – Precise Pet Products, an American-based manufacturer and supplier of all-natural canine and feline foods, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Steed and Alyssa Crosby to the company’s sales team.

“We’re very excited to welcome Scott and Alyssa to the Precise Pet Products family,” said Kirk Young, executive vice president of Texas Farm Products. “Their diverse experience and vast knowledge of the pet industry makes each vital to our company’s mission of providing premium pet food to specialty pet retailers across the country.”

As Eastern regional sales director, Steed is responsible for business development and sales. Before joining the Precise Pet Products team, Steed worked as Eastern regional sales manager for The Pet Firm. A proven leader with over 15 years of outside sales experience, Steed previously held positions with Sara Lee Food Service, Nestlé Purina and Beatrice Corporation.

With more than 11 years of experience in the pet industry, Crosby assumes the role of New England territory sales manager. In this capacity, she is responsible for servicing, managing and developing the customer base within the New England territory. Prior to joining Precise Pet Products, Crosby was a sales representative for New England Wholesale Pet Foods. She also worked at Pet People as a store manager and Jillian’s Boston as a buyer and manager.

To learn more about Precise Pet Products and the Precise Holistic Complete line, visit www.precisepet.com or call 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247). Also, connect with Precise Pet Products on Facebook at www.facebook.com/precisepet and Twitter by following @PrecisePet.

About Precise Pet Products:

Precise Pet Products, a part of Texas Farm Products Company, is an American-based manufacturer and supplier of canine and feline foods made from all-natural ingredients produced mostly from U.S. sources. Located in Nacogdoches, TX, Precise Pet Products provides affordable pet foods that are safe and nutritious. Using the latest in technology and testing capabilities, Precise Pet Products boasts a history of responsible pet food products. For more information, please visit www.precisepet.com or call 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247).

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Meet the Precise Team: Dennis Perrin

We make all our own dry food, in-house in the USA, by pet owning experts who take great pride in what they do. In our Meet the Precise Team series, we’ll introduce you to some of the people that make Precise Pet Products run.

Dennis Perrin is our midwest regional sales manager here at Precise, covering 12 states and two provinces in Canada. Learn more about him in this video interview:

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