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Gott Pet Products welcomed Art McQuillan to its team as territory manager Southeast.

McQuillan brings over 25 years of experience within the pet industry to his new role, where he will work to promote both the company’s Charlee Bear and Hound & Gatos brands. As territory manager Southeast, he will be accountable for communicating a clear and strategic sales vision that will help Gott Pet Products break into the Southeast market. He will also be responsible for opening new distribution within the pet specialty division to increase sales coverage and profits.

He is experience-driven in analyzing industry trends and opportunities to increase revenue. McQuillan began his profession in the pet industry at H.J. Heinz – pet specialty division, where he served as Southeast regional manager. Throughout his career, he has held several notable positions: sales director, Eastern U.S. at Merrick Pet Care; vice president/business development, U.S. and Canada at Three Dog Bakery; national sales director at Pet Matrix; and, most recently, national director of sales – independent pet, U.S. at Green Roads.

“Art’s knowledge and proven track record within the industry makes him a key asset to our team,” said Rob Cadenhead, general manager of Gott Pet Products. “With his abilities and established relationships, I’m confident he has the momentum to hit the ground running.”