NPIC announced that it has made changes to its management team and forecasting methods to meet the challenges of its recent growth. The company grew 200 percent since 2011, putting some strain on its supply chain. With a new management team in place, NPIC is on track to service its customers like never before and meet the increased demand head on. The new team includes heavy hitters from sales, marketing, logistics and customer service.
Andrew Kang, NPIC’s founder, has returned as the CEO to restructure the management team and personally oversee the implementation of new forecasting and production procedures.
William Cho is the new CFO (CPA), VP of Sales & Marketing. Cho was the Pacific Rim Commissioner for the City of Phoenix and has over 15 years’ experience in contract manufacturing management.
Jane Battaglia is the new National Sales Director. Battaglia’s background in the pet industry is extensive, as she has held senior positions at Mars, Nutro, Fromm and Eagle Pet Foods.
Glenn Godley is heading up private label and OEM for the company. Godley has more than 20 years in the pet industry and has held senior management positions at several companies.
Stefani LaMons has filled the role of Brand Account Representative to help the company be more responsive to customers’ needs. LaMons has experience organizing and executing large-scale events and in planning, budgeting and customer relations.
Aquanza Williams, customer service manager, has been with NPIC for four years. She handles customer service, shipping and day-to-day activity for branded and private label customers.
The NPIC production and operation teams, led by Steven Ho, chief production officer, and a group of industry veterans, Josh Liu and Tina Gan, among others, are fully committed to rebuilding a robust production ecosystem and supply-chain management to ensure that NPIC will deliver excellent services and products to our customers.
“I’m delighted to introduce the industry to our new management team at SuperZoo,” said Andrew Kang, president and CEO of NPIC. “Our growth has presented us with unique challenges and we now have a team in place to meet them.”
In the midst of meeting demand, NPIC has never wavered from its commitment to developing new and innovative products, the company said in a statement. Recognizing that new products are a growth driver for the company and its customers, it is planning on showcasing several at SuperZoo.
For more information on its new products and to meet the new NPIC management team, visit NPIC at SuperZoo, booth #1759.