FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The OurPet's Company (OPCO www.ourpets.com), a leading proprietary pet supply company, today announced that Kathleen Peters-Homyock has been named Vice President of Sales/New Business Development. Her appointment is effective January 5, and she will report directly to Dr. Steven Tsengas, Chairman and CEO.
Peters-Homyock joined The OurPet's Company in August 2013 and served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development. She received her BBA in Marketing from Baldwin Wallace College and her MBA in Finance from Cleveland State University. Kathleen has more than thirty years of diversified senior management experience in sales and marketing, primarily in consumer goods and services.
As part of the sales team restructuring effort, Richard Volpe has been named National Sales Director. Volpe joined The OurPet's Company in 2013 as National Account Sales Manager for the Western United States. In his new role, he will be responsible for an expanded list of key accounts and for closely developing national sales strategies along with Peters-Homyock. Prior to joining The OurPet's Company, Volpe gained 18 years of industry experience at United Pet Group and Central Garden & Pet, where he directed key account managers and cross-functional teams across four channels of trade.
The OurPet's Company's previous Vice President of Global Sales, Tim Viancourt, has accepted another position within the pet industry and will be leaving the Company after January 16, 2015. Viancourt has been with The OurPet's Company since 2011.
Dr. Tsengas commented, "Tim has made valuable contributions during his almost four years with OurPet's and has been a great team player and wonderful person to work with. We wish him well in the future."
"We wish the best of success to Kathleen, Rich and the sales team as we embark on a very exciting and promising new year," continued Tsengas. "We are confident that these changes will accelerate implementation of our growth strategy in 2015 as we expand our presence in key sales channels including several countries outside of North America in response to increased demand."
About The OurPet's Company
The OurPet's Company designs, produces and markets a broad line of innovative, trend-setting pet products and accessories sold under the OurPets and Pet Zone brands in the United States and overseas. OurPets and Pet Zone products are sold through leading pet specialty retailers, food, drug and mass merchandisers, direct-mail catalog and internet retailers. The OurPet's Company has an extensive intellectual property portfolio with more than 160 patents in either issued or pending status. The company was named a Weatherhead Top 100 Fastest Growing Company in Northeast Ohio in 2013 and has been a Lake-Geauga County Fast Track 50 Hall of Fame local business success winner for the last eight consecutive years. The OurPet's Company was also named the 2015 Business of the Year by the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Investors and customers may visit www.ourpets.com and www.petzonebrand.com for more information about the Company, its products and brands.
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