SEATTLE, WA — November 15, 2012 — Olivier Amice, former CEO of FURminator and Royal Canin USA, has been appointed to the board of directors of Animal Supply Company, a Federal Way, WA-based wholesale distributor of pet products to the independent retail market.
“Olivier brings a unique blend of managerial expertise, pet industry experience and brand development perspective to our board,” said Jeff Sutherland, President of Animal Supply. “I believe that Olivier’s prior experience as a vendor to pet distributors will help us be an even better partner to Animal Supply’s vendor partners and that his product experience will enable us to improve our value-added services to our retail partners.”
Most recently, Mr. Amice served as the President and CEO of FURminator, a worldwide leader in professional deshedding tools. At FURminator, Mr. Amice repositioned the brand, expanded the product line, restructured North American distribution, and expanded international distribution to grow revenues by 25% in two years. Prior to running FURminator, Mr. Amice was the President and CEO of Royal Canin USA, a global leader in premium pet foods, where he repositioned the company to make Royal Canin the fastest growing food brand in the pet specialty market during his tenure. Prior to that, Mr. Amice was President and CEO of Royal Canin Argentina.
“I am excited to join the board of this very exciting and dynamic company. Animal Supply’s commitment to the independent channel and the success of its vendor and retail partners has made it the leader in independent pet retail distribution. I look forward to the opportunity to help them expand upon the strategic platform they have built,” commented Mr. Amice.
Mr. Amice becomes the second independent director on the Animal Supply board of directors, joining Mr. Gregg Marshall, founder and former CEO of The Sygma Network Inc.
About Animal Supply
Founded in 1987, Animal Supply Company is a leading wholesale distributor of pet products. The company covers 20 states, represents over 300 pet product manufacturers and delivers to more than 4,000 pet retail stores. Dog and cat food makes up the majority of sales with the balance from treats, toys, supplies and accessories; the majority of these items are not available in the mass (grocery, discount, club) or big box channels. The company is headquartered in Federal Way, WA and operates eight strategically located warehouse locations.