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Targeted Pet Treats, LLC Announces the Appointment of Gregory Austin as New General Manager

By PRN NewsWire   

WARREN, Pa., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Targeted Pet Treats, LLC, an injection molding contract manufacturer of dog and cat dental treats and toys, is pleased to announce that Gregory Austin has joined the company as General Manager. Austin will be responsible for directing the company’s leadership team and overseeing the growth transformation the business is experiencing in the ever expanding pet treat market.

Austin brings more than20 years of experience in operations, supply chain and contract manufacturing to Targeted Pet Treats, most recently working as Director of Supply Chain Transformation for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition (APN), a majority owner of the company. Prior to his work with APN, Austin served as Director of Contract Manufacturing and Innovation Sourcing for Big Heart Pet Brands in Pittsburgh, Pa. In his role with Big Heart, Greg built numerous supplier relationships in the pet industry while launching more than 200 pet food and treat items.

“Greg is a hands on leader with the keen ability to connect with people on multiple levels within an organization and throughout the industry,” says, Elliott Haverlack, shareholder of Targeted Pet Treats. “I have known Greg for several years as a customer and colleague, and his record for execution is impeccable.”

“We are thrilled to have Greg join our leadership team,” said Rhonda Haverlack, President of Targeted Pet Treats. “Targeted is a customer centric manufacturer and our customers are our priority. The addition of Greg to our team will only enhance our current relationships while helping us build others.”

Austin is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and a native of Charlotte, NC. He and his family will relocate Warren, Pa., over the next few months.

About Targeted Pet Treats, LLCWarren, PA based Targeted Pet Treats, LLC, established in November 2000, is the pet industry leader for injection molded dental and long lasting treats. The custom manufacturer boasts a portfolio of customers that includes many of the categories most successful brands. As a Safe Quality Foods Level II approved facility for 7 years running, Targeted features a best in class food safety program and with over 300 employees has positioned itself for growth through 2017 and beyond.

Contact Information:

Targeted Pet Treats, LLC151 Struthers AvenueWarren, PA 16365-1956(814)

Media Contact: Samantha Bridger: 724-272-1757

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