Animal Supply Company (‘ASC’ or ‘the Company’), the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution, is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Batterson to President and Chief Executive Officer. Don McIntyre, former Chief Executive Officer, has accepted a position as Chief Executive Officer for another company outside of the pet industry.
Batterson joined Animal Supply Company in 2014, most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, IT, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics and distribution.
"I’m excited to work with my ASC teammates in this new role to expand our innovative product portfolio, distribution services and digital solutions to best serve our brand and retail partners," said Batterson. "Animal Supply Company is financially stronger and better positioned for future growth than ever before."
"I have every confidence the Company will continue to excel under Tim’s leadership," said McIntyre. "ASC teammates share a passion for pets that I know will continue to ‘Deliver Success’ for the Company and its customers."
In August, the Company announced a capital investment from an existing institutional owner to support growth. "With Tim’s leadership and this recent investment, we are well poised to help the specialty pet channel thrive, even in this uncertain time," commented Randy Reber, Chairman of the Board and one of the original founders of the Company. "Thank you to Don for helping us secure the leading market position we’re in today. There is a bright future ahead for Animal Supply Company and the independent pet industry."
For more information on Animal Supply Company, visit: www.animalsupply.com.
About Animal Supply Company®
Animal Supply Company is the national leader in Local Everywhere® pet food and supplies distribution serving retailers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Animal Supply Company’s mission is to share our passion for animals through trusted partnerships that connect the brands and customers we serve to those who love pets. We envision a world where every pet is happy, healthy, and safe, and we work through our teammates, customers, and vendors to realize this goal. Animal Supply Company operates 18 facilities, of which 10 offer eFulfillment, and employs approximately 1,000 teammates. The Company has 7,000+ independent retail customers who operate more than 15,000 retail outlets distributing pet food and supplies.