The Pet Food Institute (PFI) announced the election of Bob Kelly as its new chairman of the board. Kelly, president of Bil-Jac Foods Inc. , was elected by the board of directors at PFI's 52nd Annual Industry Meeting on October 15. Prior to election as chairman, Kelly served as vice chairman of PFI.

"I am honored that my colleagues in the petfood industry elected me chairman of PFI," said Kelly. "I look forward to a productive tenure as I serve as chairman of PFI, a great organization that represents an industry dedicated to ensuring that our pet cats and dogs live long healthy lives."

Other officers elected at the PFI meeting include Dan Rajczak, senior vice president of P&G Pet Care, as vice chairman; Rick Shields, executive vice president for technical services of Menu Foods , as treasurer; and Neil Thompson, president and chief executive officer of Hill's Pet Nutrition , as secretary.