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on September 10, 2017

US dog treats manufacturer appoints new company president

Joe Wallington has been appointed president of Jones Naturals as the company begins expansion.

Jones Naturals LLC, US manufacturer of dog treats and chews, has appointed consumer products industry veteran Joe Wallington as its new president. Wallington will oversee a recently expanded leadership team focusing on the company’s new multi-channel brand strategy and overall growth.

Jones Naturals recently announced a new multi-channel brand strategy that includes expanding the company’s Jones Natural Chews and The Country Butcher product lines, as well as a new brand platform for the flagship Jones Natural Chews line. Wallington will oversee all aspects of these initiatives in his new role as president of the parent company.

Wallington has more than 30 years of experience in the consumer products industry and has led direct sales force, direct store delivery (DSD), broker and distributor/dealer go-to-market initiatives. He spent his career developing sales and marketing strategy and has held director and vice president level positions with Ralston Foods, Purina, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay and Michelin North America. Over the last eight years, Wallington served as a corporate officer and vice president of sales and marketing for Star Electric Vehicles. He played a key role in all aspects of business for the electric, utility golf and low-speed vehicle manufacturer, including finance, marketing, operations, research and development, and sales.

“Joe joined Jones Naturals earlier this year and has already driven growth in the pet industry,” said Jones Naturals CEO Michelle Higdon in a press release. “He is a results-proven sales and marketing executive with diverse industry, sales structure and go-to-market experience. Joe brings a fresh perspective and momentum to the Jones Naturals team that promises to deliver significant growth while upholding our tradition of providing best-in-class dog treats and chews — all of which are born, bred and manufactured exclusively in the United States.”

Jones Naturals is a manufacturer of premium dog treats and chews sold through independent, regional and national retailers in the US and Canada, and is the parent company of Jones Natural Chews and The Country Butcher brand natural dog chews and treats.

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