TEWKSBURY, Mass. — WellPet, LLC, has promoted Bill McDonald to chief financial officer for the company, where he will contribute to expanding the global footprint of its natural pet food brands and oversee budgeting, forecasting and strategic growth. He has worked with WellPet for almost 10 years.
During his time with WellPet, McDonald has launched numerous food and treat products for cats and dogs, including a venture into raw nutrition, and assisted in the company’s expansion into the UK and Asia Pacific markets. He has also led the company’s acquisitions of Minneapolis-based Sojos, a leader in the raw and freeze-dried pet food market, and Netherlands-based WHIMZEES, a leader in pet dental chews, as the previous senior director of financial planning and business development.
"Bill has been a tremendous partner throughout his career at WellPet, and we are eager to welcome both his experience and strong passion for our business into the fold of our senior leadership team," said Camelle Kent, CEO of WellPet. "It was immediately clear that Bill was the best choice for the role; and being able to recognize and promote him from within makes this appointment even sweeter for the WellPet family."
McDonald has extensive experience in finance and management he attained in financial planning roles for consumer brands and accounting roles for PricewaterhouseCoopers. In his new role as WellPet CFO, he will work closely with many departments, including corporate controls, information technology, financial planning and manufacturing.
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