SEATTLE, WA — October 7, 2013 — Animal Supply Company, the trusted leader in pet food and supplies distribution, today named George Ristevski as Animal Supply’s Chief Executive Officer, effective October 7. Mr. Ristevski brings more than 30 years of relevant business leadership experience in a variety ofindustries.
“We welcome George’s experience and leadership to the Animal Supply family,” said Randy Reber, Chairman. “George’s unique background in building and managing a world-class distribution platform will complement the deep industry relationships and knowledge of our current team. George will work closely with the regional Presidents to enhance our offering of value-added retailer and vendor services across the country.”
“I am excited to work with great operators like Jeff Sutherland, Danny Selman, Jay Joyce, Clancy Lavins and Steve Thoeny to maximize our potential as a distribution platform for independent retailers and their vendors,” said Mr.Ristevski. “Together, we will strive to be the best and most value-added distribution partner in the industry. While we have a national business, we will continue to operate with an intense regional and local focus to serve our retail partners. Our mission of ‘delivering success’ to the pet specialty channel will continue to be our fundamental operating philosophy.”
Mr. Ristevski has experience in building distribution companies to make them world leaders within their industries. Previously, Mr. Ristevski was Chief Operating Officer of Maxum Petroleum. Prior to Maxum, Mr. Ristevski spent 15 years at Praxair, most recently serving as president of Praxair’s North American Distribution division.
Mr. Ristevski earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Brown University. He also earned a master’s in business administration with a concentration in marketing and finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
About Animal Supply
Animal Supply is one of the nation’s leading pet food and supply distributors. Animal Supply provides weekly service to customers in more than 40 states from Barrow, Alaska to Miami, Florida. With more than 1,000,000 square feet of warehouse space and some of the most advanced distribution technologies available, the company delivers over 15,000 unique SKUs to more than 9,000 customers with market-leading efficiency and accuracy.