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Prairie Dog Pet Products appointed Ted Mischaikov as its chief executive officer. 

Mischaikov has expansive leadership experience across a variety of industries. He serves on the Pet Sustainability Coalition board of directors and is a past board member of the American Pet Products Association. Most recently he was the CEO of Healthy Pet, a past portfolio company of Kinderhook, where he successfully led the company’s growth into major consumable categories while improving profitability with data driven systems and processes coupled with the discipline of continuous improvement.

The new appointment is concurrent with Kinderhook Industries LLC assuming 100 percent ownership of the company. 

“Ted has the energy and expertise to build effective teams around purpose and products,” said Thomas Tuttle, managing director at Kinderhook. “His commitment to quality, safety and sustainability will be the foundation of investment in our customers and consumers. Together we will significantly expand facilities, operational prowess and product range in raw, freeze dried and frozen diets while innovating our smoked treats, natural parts and organic antler lines.”