Wisconsin-based Charlee Bear Pet Products announced on Sept. 11, 2018 that Patrick McGarry will step into the role of General Manager. McGarry has previously held financially-focused positions at Google and Ernst & Young.
Charlee Bear recently acquired Hound & Gatos, that make a nationally distributed collection of premium canned diets for dogs and cats. In addition to overseeing the growth of both brands, McGarry will continue to serve as CFO of parent company Wixon, a food ingredient provider.
McGarry said, “This is just the beginning of the strategic support we’ll be putting behind these brands to enter new food and treat categories and to boost retailer and distributor growth.” He added, “We will not sacrifice the quality, taste and nutritional value of these two trusted brands.”
McGarry also wanted retail partners to know that Hound & Gatos will continue to be stocked and sold exclusively by independent stores.
“It’s a pleasure to have Patrick at the helm of our pet products division,” said Peter Gottsacker, owner of Charlee Bear Pet Products. “Based on his past successes and leadership skills, he’s the right person to propel Charlee Bear Pet Products to exciting new heights,” Gottsacker said.