The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) announced the promotion of executive vice president Mike Bober to the position of president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2016.
Bober joined PIJAC as the vice president of government affairs in 2013 and has overseen the Council’s legislative and regulatory efforts throughout his time with the Council.
Bober succeeds current president and CEO Ed Sayres, who will take on an advisory role with a focus on responsible breeding and companion animal care.
When making the announcement, PIJAC board chair Ken Oh described the transition as a natural progression.
“Ed Sayres has a tremendous breadth of knowledge when it comes to animal well-being that goes far beyond legislative and regulatory policy, and the industry will continue to benefit from that expertise,” said Oh. “We at PIJAC brought Ed on board because he coupled that with proven organizational success which he provided to PIJAC at a critical time. With that taken care of, he can turn his attention to broader industry efforts.”