Julia Rivera//January 11, 2023
Julia Rivera //January 11, 2023
Press release: Choice Pet Products
Choice Pet Products, a distributor of quality pet brands and products, recently announced the appointment of Janet Carter Smith as its new company president. She will be the company’s first appointed president and will assume day-to-day leadership of the company and play an integral role in the continued growth of Choice Pet Products.
Carter Smith brings proven leadership and dedication to success in her new appointment with Choice Pet Products with over 25 years of experience leading transformational growth, building strategic roadmaps and executing comprehensive operational plans in sales, marketing and retail excellence.
Carter Smith was recently honored with a 2022 award for Business Excellence for the Top Women in Health & Wellness. Her passion for animals and animal welfare lead to her founding and leading a 501c3 animal rescue group, Friends 4 Life, which she managed for over a decade. In her new role, she will grow and evolve the company’s talented associates, sales and logistics and operations while focusing on driving the company’s vision of providing the highest quality foods, treats and other pet products along with unique strategies to help both our customers and brand partners thrive in today’s competitive landscape.
“Janet is an exceptional leader and the perfect fit for Choice Pet Products,” said Rob Emery, CEO of Choice Pet Products. “She will bring the right strategic direction as we continue to evolve and grow, but more importantly she will bring her strong passion for results and will focus on continuing to build world-class service to our customers and brands. Our success is the direct result of building strong brand partnerships and helping Independent Pet Retailers succeed, and we are very excited about the customer connectivity and commitment to growth Janet brings to our team.”
“I am honored to join Choice Pet Products, a purpose-led and passionate organization, and the talented associates who are relentlessly focused on helping our customers and brands deliver the best for the health and well-being of our pets,” said Carter Smith. “Pets have always played an important role in my life, and the opportunity to be part of this growing, dynamic business provides an exciting next chapter for me. I’m excited to meet our retail and brand partners and explore even more ways to drive growth and success for their business.”