PIJAC Recognizes Pet Trade Leaders at 2015 Top2Top Conference

May 11, 2015

Last week, pet industry leaders assembled to participate in the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council’s (PIJAC) fourth annual Top2Top Conference  in Carlsbad, California. Attendees enjoyed networking opportunities and a stellar line-up of compelling speakers addressing a wide spectrum of issues facing the pet sector, focusing on the conference theme of what it means to “Lead the Pack.”


During the Top2Top Conference, PIJAC recognized leaders, innovators and allies in the responsible pet trade through an annual award ceremony. PIJAC would like to congratulate this year’s award winners:

 2015 PIJAC Ambassadors of the Year

Mike Isaac



Rob Cook



2015 Chairman’s Award of Excellence

Laura “Peach” Reid
Fish Mart Inc.


2015 Pet Industry Leader of the Year

Phil Goss

United States Association of Reptile Keepers


2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

Duane Ekedahl

Pet Food Institute


2015 Pet Advocate of the Year

Julian Sprung

Two Little Fishies


2015 Program Innovator of the Year

Blaine Phillips

Phillips Pet Food & Supplies


2015 Presidential Award of Excellence

Patty Backer

H. H. Backer Associates Inc.


PIJAC Visionary Award

Andrew Hunte

The Hunte Corporation


PIJAC applauds all of our award recipients for being exemplary pet leaders.

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