Central Garden & Pet Company, a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn and garden and pet supplies markets, yesterday announced the appointment of Nicholas “Niko” Lahanas as chief financial officer.
Lahanas has worked at Central Garden & Pet for over 10 years, holding a variety of finance positions within the company. He most recently served as a SVP Finance, Operations Management & Reporting and CFO of Central’s Pet Segment. Formerly he held positions as VP of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and Director of Business Performance, focusing on business unit profitability. Prior to joining Central, Lahanas worked in private equity and investment banking for over eight years. He holds a Masters of business administration degree from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of California, Berkeley.
Lahanas will report to President and CEO George Roeth.
“Niko is a proven leader who has been a valuable asset to the organization in helping it evolve and grow over the last ten years,” Roeth said. “His experience in many financial, strategic and operating aspects of the organization will be invaluable as Central seeks to continue its strong performance in the years ahead.”