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.
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.