September 11, 2018

Charlee Bear Pet Products, purveyors of Charlee Bear Dog Treats, announced that Patrick McGarry will be stepping into the role of general manager. Previously, he has held financially-focused positions at companies like Google and Ernst & Young.

Charlee Bear Pet Products recently acquired Hound & Gatos, makers of a nationally distributed collection of premium canned diets for dogs and cats. In addition to orchestrating the growth of both of these brands, McGarry will continue to serve as CFO of parent company Wixon Inc., a prominent food ingredient provider.

As general manager, McGarry’s first priority will be revitalizing the identity of both the Charlee Bear Dog Treats and Hound & Gatos brands.

“This is just the beginning of the strategic support we’ll be putting behind these brands to enter new food and treat categories and to boost retailer and distributor growth,” he said.

But McGarry wants to reassure trade customers that while this is a new era for Charlee Bear Pet Products, “We will not sacrifice the quality, taste and nutritional value of these two trusted brands.” He also wanted retail partners to know that Hound & Gatos will continue to be stocked and sold exclusively by independent stores.

“It’s a pleasure to have Patrick at the helm of our pet products division,” said Peter Gottsacker, owner of Charlee Bear Pet Products. “Based on his past successes and leadership skills, he’s the right person to propel Charlee Bear Pet Products to exciting new heights.”

Share This Story On:

Stockroom //
New Products

Digital Guide

CBD Trends

This digital guide provides valuable information on the subject of CBD, including content on dosage and the importance of being fully transparent about the product’s origin

Dog & Cat Needs

With dogs and cats being members of the family, there's vital information to know in order to serve their pet parents.

Pet Health

This digital guide describes a variety of health issues and the ways that pet parents can care for their pet's well-being through pet supplements..

Pet Nutrition

Discover how science, technology and pet owning lifestyles are changing the industry.

Pet Parenting

This digital guide dives into the human-animal bond, and the roles that pet parents play in the development of their companion animals.

Pet Supplements

This digital guide provides valuable information on the subject of pet supplements, including details on the NASC and how brands should earn consumer trust.

Enews Subscribe

Subscribe To Pet Age
Sign up for the weekly e-newsletter, print magazine and more. Sign Up