TAMPA, Fla. — On Jan. 18, Werner von Pein joined Halo, Purely for Pets, Inc., as president of the company. Von Pein has extensive leadership experience with other pet industry companies and plans to help Halo expand its portfolio of holistic offerings in the US and abroad.

“The board is very pleased to welcome Werner as president of Halo. His extensive experience in the pet food space will be instrumental as Halo continues its growth,” said David Cogut, Halo board member and a principal at Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP, an investor in Halo.

Most recently, von Pein served as president of Three Dog Bakery in Kansas City, where he increased distribution and grew annual sales for the company. He has also worked as executive vice president for Beefeaters, an all-meat dog treat manufacturer. “It’s an honor to join the Halo team, and I look forward to contributing to its continued success,” von Pein said.

Von Pein is originally from Hamburg, Germany, where he started his career more than 37 years ago with Procter & Gamble. He has gained international marketing and supply chain experience through his positions with Beefeaters, Quaker Oats, General Foods, Life Savers and Planters. Von Pein has also held leadership roles in the US with companies such as Hebrew National, Lavazza and Nabisco.

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