Roman Shpak, senior brand executive at Kormotech, parent company of Optimeal, talks about bringing one of Europe’s premier pet food brands to the United States.

Ryan Yamka, PhD, co-founder of Guardian Pet Food Company and board-certified companion animal nutritionist, discusses how the company is innovating the way high-quality nutrition is delivered to pets with unique product formats and a science-based approach to formulation. 

Pam Mills,  marketing manager for Uckele Health & Nutrition, explains how a nutrition-focused approach to branded products and contract manufacturing makes the company a great partner for pet stores.

Stephen Ratner, co-founder and president of The Delray Dog Company, explains how the company is combining fun and function with its inaugural line of U.S.-sourced treats, which feature only two ingredients—a single protein and a fruit topper.

Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor-in-chief, Petfood Industry/Petfood Forum, reveals what attendees can expect when one of the pet food industry’s most important events returns to Kansas City, Mo., September 22-24.

Joe Roetheli, CEO of Pet’s Best Life, explains why the company’s Yummy Combs dental treats are the perfect solution for an essential element of pet health—oral care.

Dr.  Timothy Hovanec, CEO of Dr. Tim’s Aquatics, discusses how his company—and retailers—can help hobbyists maintain clean, healthy aquariums.

Matthew Banach, Sr., director of marketing for Gold Eagle Co., and Jessica Jager, TriNova brand manager, explain how the company is extending its approach to helping protect and care for the things people love into the pet category.

Rod Troni, chief marketing officer for Champion Petfoods, explains the concept of “biologically appropriate,” and how that drives innovation at ORIJEN and ACANA brands.

Blaine Phillips, CEO of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies, discusses how the distribution company—and the pet industry—has changed since he temporarily retired in 2016, as well as his vision for the future.

Andrew Darmohraj, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the American Pet Products Association (APPA), explains how Global Pet Expo will deliver all of the value it provides for buyers and vendors every year through a digital platform in 2021. 

Jeff Riman, CEO of KING KANINE, discusses how the company continues to drive innovation and education within the CBD category.

Eden Hass, CEO of Petsport USA, discusses the approach that made the company an industry-leading innovator of pet toys and accessories.

Mark Pasco, vice president of sales for Mammoth Pet Products, explains why the company has been a leading toy brand in pet stores for years.

Matthew Roach, senior director of digital commerce for Animal Supply Company, explains how the pet specialty distributor has helped its retailer partners overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19. 

Elizabeth J. York, director of operations for Lone Wolf Pet Products, discusses how the company provides pet owners with U.S.-made leashes that are high-quality and durable, yet affordable.

Tom Glessner, chief commercial officer for MyFamily USA, discusses how the company is building on its reputation as one of the premier providers of instantly engraved ID tags.

Jeanne Jacobs, leader of business development for PetAlive, discusses how the brand has grown into a one-stop destination for herbal and homeopathic healthcare solutions.

Amanda Altman, marketing coordinator for Marshall Pet Products, explains how the company has spent the past 80 years earning its reputation as the premier supplier of ferrets and ferret products.