Quick hits: The latest news at a glance!

View the latest, up-to-the-minute news from important industry players.

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  • Wm. M. Meyer & Sons, Inc. recently achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. 
  • Supreme Petfoods has now been voted number one by retailers in the Pet Product Marketing (PPM) Retailer Recommended Awards for the Small Animal Product of the Year.
  • Thomas Spitzenpfeil has been appointed chief financial officer of the Schenck Process Group effective October 1, 2018. 
  • Bill Parker joined the National Animal Supplement Council as business development program manager. 
  • Spain-based BTSA opened a sales office in the United States.
  • Dynamic Conveyor announced that they have been honored as an Economic Bright Spot. 
  • Jones Naturals announced a refresh its Country Butcher brand of dog treats and chews, complete with a new logo, website and product innovations.
    Opertech Bio announced that Richard L. Barndt, PhD. has joined its team of industry advisors.
  • Ziwi, air-dried pet nutrition provider, promoted Adam Bird to Regional Manager West – US and Canada for the Western United States and Western Canada.
  • Paxiom Group, global sales and service division for WeighPack Systems, Eagle Packaging Machinery, SleekWrapper and CombiScale, opened its fifth Xperience Center.
  • My Perfect Pet announced that their partnership with Pet Food Experts has expanded to include distribution in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.
  • American Nutrition, a manufacturer of pet food and treats for branded companies, hired Doug Hansen as the vice president of manufacturing.
  • Gordon Kaup will assume the role of sales director at Mars Petcare in Germany on July 1, 2018, and Peter Kuschmitz will take on the role of category management director.
  • Reed Howlett, CEO of Nature’s Variety pet food company, is resigning from the company effective July 12, 2018.
  • Schenck Process has acquired Raymond Bartlett Snow, a manufacturer of size reduction, classification and thermal processing equipment.
  • Bemis Company, a flexible packaging company, was named one of Forbes 2018 Best Large Employers in the US.
  • On May 17, 2018, Q Laboratories cut the ribbon on its new 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory facility in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • In 2018, Lallemand Animal Nutrition will offer US$13,500 in Forward Scholarships to students pursuing degrees in agriculture in the US, Mexico and Canada.
  • At the 2018 Excellence in Flexography Awards in Canada, TC Transcontinental Packaging won a bronze, silver and gold award in the wide web/process/film category as well as the “Best of Show” award.
  • James Mock has been appointed vice president of finance and administration for F.L. Emmert Company’s Cincinnati team.
  • Woof Gang Bakery, a US specialty pet retailer, will hold a grand opening for its first New York store on May 19, 2018.
  • Prosol S.p.A, an international nutritional ingredients company, now offers petMOD, a natural ingredient developed to enhance immune system response in dogs.
  • Prins Petfoods has transferred the management of Lifestyle for pets, a knowledge and inspiration platform for pet owners, to the Utrecht-based media company Content Junkies.
  • Rachael Ray Nutrish is providing dog food to Big Dog Ranch Rescue, a dog rescue shelter in Florida.
  • Barry Dunaway, president of J.M. Smucker Company pet food and pet snacks division, plans to retire and will be succeeded by David Lemmon.
  • Markus Götz has taken over management of animal nutrition sales at Leiber GmbH, a German manufacturer of refined yeast products.
  • Bühler has opened a manufacturing and R&D center for the animal nutrition industry in Changzhou, China.
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