The Pet Food Institute elected new officers, including Dan Rajczak, senior vice president of pet care at Procter and Gamble, as chairman of PFI.
Rajczak previously served as vice chairman of PFI and succeeds Bob Kelly, president of Bil-Jac Foods. Other officers include Mike Wright, president and CEO of Pro-Pet, as vice chairman; Bud Wright, president and CEO of Texas Farm Products, as treasurer; and Bill Behnken, president and CEO of American Nutrition, as secretary. All officers were elected to serve a one-year term.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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