After acquiring Hound & Gatos, makers of a line of premium canned diets for dogs and cats, Charlee Bear Pet Products announced that Matt Setlak will join the company as its Midwest Territory Sales Manager. His primary responsibility will be forging greater long-term relationships with distributors and retail partners in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Wisconsin.
Prior to this appointment, Setlak served Michigan-based John A. Van Den Bosch Company in a similar capacity. He has also held sales management positions at Precision Pet Products and Four Paws Products, as well as mastering all aspects of managing a retail feed store.
“We are extremely pleased that Matt has joined our growing all-star team,” said Patrick McGarry, General Manager of Charlee Bear Pet Products. “His hiring is part of a multifaceted plan we have in place to enter new food and treat categories, while providing our valued customers with even stronger support,” McGarry added.