Press release: Animal Suppy Company
Animal Supply Company (ASC), the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution, announced on September 25 the promotion of Tim Batterson to president and CEO. Don McIntyre, former CEO, has accepted a position as CEO for another company outside of the pet industry.
Batterson joined ASC in 2014, most recently serving as its COO. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, IT, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics and distribution.
“I’m excited to work with my ASC teammates in this new role to expand our innovative product portfolio, distribution services and digital solutions to best serve our brand and retail partners,” said Batterson. “Animal Supply Company is financially stronger and better positioned for future growth than ever before.”
“I have every confidence the Company will continue to excel under Tim’s leadership,” said McIntyre. “ASC teammates share a passion for pets that I know will continue to ‘Deliver Success’ for the Company and its customers.”
In August, the Company announced a capital investment from an existing institutional owner to support growth.
“With Tim’s leadership and this recent investment, we are well poised to help the specialty pet channel thrive, even in this uncertain time,” commented Randy Reber, Chairman of the Board and one of the original founders of ASC. “Thank you to Don for helping us secure the leading market position we’re in today. There is a bright future ahead for Animal Supply Company and the independent pet industry.”
ASC is the national leader in Local Everywhere pet food and supplies distribution serving retailers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. The company’s mission is to share its passion for animals through trusted partnerships that connect the brands and customers it serves to those who love pets. ASC envisions a world where every pet is happy, healthy and safe, and it works through its teammates, customers and vendors to realize this goal. ASC operates 18 facilities, of which 10 offer eFulfillment, and employs approximately 1,000 teammates. The company has 7,000+ independent retail customers who operate more than 15,000 retail outlets distributing pet food and supplies.