PIJAC Elects Chairman and Officers

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has appointed Ken Oh, vice president of sales for Petmate as its new board chairman. Oh has served on the PIJAC Board of Directors for the past two years.

"Ken understands the challenges the pet industry faces as legislative threats multiply and the potential adverse effect on the entire industry," said Mike Canning, president and CEO of PIJAC. "A true animal advocate, he has the respect of his colleagues in the pet industry and will lead them as PIJAC grows its capabilities to protect the industry from unnecessary regulation."

Additionally, Jeff Sutherland, president of Animal Supply Company was named first vice chair; Rolf Hagen, president and CEO of Rolf C. Hagen was named second vice chair; and Andy Ponte, vice president of North American sales for United Pet Group was named secretary/treasurer.


PIJAC also welcomed three new board members: Greg Cyr, senior vice president/general manager at Central Garden & Pet; Ryan Boyle, vice president of sales and operations at HuntePuppies.com; and Chris Felming, CEO of Mid America Pet.