Press Release Source: PetIQ
PetIQ, Inc., a pet medication and wellness company, has appointed Susan Sholtis, a multinational animal health and consumer products executive, as president, effective October 1, 2018. In conjunction with this new executive role, Sholtis will simultaneously resign from her duties as a member on the company’s board of directors. Sholtis will report directly to Cord Christensen, chairman and CEO.
“Susan has been a tremendous asset to PetIQ as a director, and we are thrilled she will be joining our management team with her over 20 years of executive experience leading some of the largest animal health and wellness initiatives in the industry,” Christensen said. “Susan has a unique skill set developing and commercializing pet health care and consumer strategies to accelerate growth. We believe PetIQ’s mission to make pets’ lives better with more affordable and accessible veterinarian products and services has never been stronger, and we look forward to Susan’s contributions as we execute on our Follow the Pets strategic growth initiatives.”
Sholtis served as a Global Marketing Head in the Health Division at Reckitt Benckiser since 2017. From 2016 to 2017, she served as Head of North America Commercial Operations at Merial and was responsible for transitioning North America operations to Merial’s new owner, Boehringer Ingelheim. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2016, Sholtis served in a number of positions at Mead Johnson Nutrition, most recently as Head of Global Marketing. Previously, she also spent eight years at Merial beginning in 1996 where she had global responsibility for managing two of the largest brands in animal healthcare, FRONTLINE and HEARTGARD.
“It is an honor to join PetIQ’s executive team as President,” Sholtis said. “PetIQ has created a strong industry leadership position through its complementary veterinary products and services offerings to help meet the needs of pet parents and their pets. I am excited to build upon PetIQ’s solid foundation and leverage my decades of experience within the animal health industry to help fuel the company’s growth.”