OAK CREEK, Wis., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stella & Chewy's, the leading manufacturer of premium raw freeze-dried and raw frozen pet food, announced today that Gregg Coccari has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer and Mark Sapir has been named the Chief Marketing Officer.
"Gregg and Mark are proven leaders, both with a wide breadth of experience and impressive track records of successfully growing businesses," said Marie Moody, Stella & Chewy's Founder and Chairwoman. "Their in-depth marketing, sales and product development experience will help Stella and Chewy's build on its leadership position in the premium pet food market."
Gregg Coccari brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to the company, including expertise in consumer and business-to-business marketing, technology and sales. He previously held CEO positions at Futuredontics, Netquote and Teleflora. He has a long track record of helping independent businesses succeed in highly competitive marketplaces.
Mark Sapir also has significant marketing experience, most recently as Vice President of Marketing and Innovation at Merrick Pet Care. Prior to that, Mark was Vice President of Marketing at TOPPS and held senior marketing positions at Atkins Nutritionals and Kraft Foods.
"Together with Gregg and Mark's leadership, Stella & Chewy's will continue to invest in the business, focusing on its products in order to contribute to the health and happiness of dogs and cats everywhere," added Moody.
ABOUT STELLA & CHEWY'S
Stella & Chewy's is a leading manufacturer of premium raw freeze-dried and raw frozen food for dogs and cats. The company offers dinners that are made with grass-fed meat, cage-free poultry and wild-caught fish along with organic fruits and vegetables, and enhanced with probiotics, vitamins and minerals. The dinners are 100 percent complete and balanced and have no grains, glutens, fillers or added hormones.
All Stella & Chewy's products are manufactured in the USA at the company's 164,000-square foot facility in metro Milwaukee, Wis., and can be purchased at more than 6,000 neighborhood pet stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at selected websites selling pet food. In 2015, Stella & Chewy's was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies nationally by Inc. magazine for the fourth year in a row. Learn more at: www.stellaandchewys.com.
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