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Volkman Pet Adds Industry Veteran Dave Confer to Handle Top Accounts


Press release: Volkman Pet Products

Volkman Pet Products, a third-generation owned company specializing in wild bird, avian diets, small animal diets, pet poultry and more is excited to announce the hiring of Dave Confer. Confer comes to Volkman Pet with a wealth of industry experience spanning Merrick Pet Care, Natura Pet Food and most recently Blue Buffalo.

Confer will initially manage Volkman’s top accounts in the North Territory and servicing Central Pet Sacramento Division. In the future, Confer will be a critical part in developing the company’s business in the Pacific North West Region well as leading the brand’s growth charge in national chains, military and Volkman expansion.

“We at Volkman have been looking for top quality people that fit our business model, our company culture and bring value through their experience and relationships at retail. After being associated with Dave for years as the Blue Buffalo director of sales, I knew the talent he possess and the value he could bring to us. As we evolve, Dave will lend well to our leadership team in assisting us with expansion plans and future development,” said David Block, Volkman director of sales and marketing.

“I am excited to join Volkman Pet Products as I have seen their product grow at retail over the years and love the new contemporary packaging Volkman has created and that has been recognized both at SuperZoo and Global. I know there is great opportunity to expand Volkman’s presence, both regionally and nationally, and I am excited to be part of this team,” said Confer.

“We are confident coupled with Dave’s industry knowledge and personal relationships Volkman’s business will grow,” said Block.

Volkman Pet Products is a family-owned company located in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Volkman has been a trusted partner helping retailers expand their business in the Wild Bird, Companion Bird, Pet Poultry  and Small Animal segments. Since 1863, Volkman has been known for high quality seeds and feeds. Volkman formulates, manufactures and distributes pigeon, companion bird, wild bird, backyard chicken and small animal diets. To ensure quality and value, the brand’s ingredients are sourced from around the world – arriving by rail, truck and full container loads.

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