Press release: Prairie Dog Pet Products
Prairie Dog Pet Products, a premium manufacturer of freeze dried, smoked and natural pet treats, has installed first-class leadership to drive the company through its next phase of growth. Jeff Camosci joined as chief revenue officer and Scott Gordon is serving as chief financial officer. The pair will work in tandem with the newly appointed chief executive officer, Ted Mischaikov, announced last October.
Camosci will lead revenue strategies for the company with his proven ability to deliver results. He was formerly the VP of International Sales at Diamond Pet Foods. He has a history of senior leadership at WellPet, including serving as the former VP of Sales and Marketing for WHIMZEES North America. Camosci also held various roles within Mars Petcare focusing on sales, brand building and category growth for their Nutro/Greenies Company.
“We are ready to take Prairie Dog into its next phase of growth, focusing on innovation, quality and customer service,” said Jeff Camosci, chief revenue officer at Prairie Dog Pet Products. “Our investments in equipment, facilities and processes will be leveraged by our sales team to expand our customer base and enter into new channels.”
Gordon brings extensive financial experience with private equity portfolio companies successfully serving in three distinct industries. He most recently served as CFO for Kieffer-Starlite, a national sign company, following his role as CFO for Perennials and Sutherland, LLC a leader in upscale outdoor furniture and performance fabrics. Earlier in his career, he was the CFO of Texwood Industries, a division of the Masco Corporation, a cost leader in manufacturing and distributing kitchen and vanity cabinets.
“It’s always exciting to work in a fast-growing environment where revenue growth go in hand in hand with investments in facilities, equipment and systems,” said Scott Gordon, Chief Financial Officer at Prairie Dog Pet Products. “Our goal is to marry Kinderhook’s capital resources with tactical opportunities developed by our operations and sales teams to enhance innovation and drive success across our product lines.”
Prairie Dog Pet Products is managed by the private equity firm Kinderhook Industries LLC who has a proven track record in the pet industry. The company’s premium line of products are made in support of private label customers and retailers, and also available to purchase online or in thousands of retail stores across the country. Prairie Dog also offers wholesale ordering.