BOULDER, COLO. — Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) has added three board members to help advise the organization as it moves forward in its mission to create a more sustainable and equitable pet industry.
Chantal Saelen, managing director of Belgium-based Moderna, a manufacturer of plastic pet products, and AdreAnne Tesene, owner of Two Bostons, a retailer based in Illinois, have been appointed to the board. Stephanie Volo, chief marketing officer of Earth Animal, has been appointed PSC’s board chair.
“I am honored and proud to follow on the heels of the amazing leadership of PSC since it began in 2013,” Volo said. “I am thankful that I have been a part of It since the beginning and look forward to continuing to drive the momentum around the sustainability movement in our industry. Together, we will further our industry growth and impact and offer leadership for our membership as we navigate the ever-changing sustainability landscape.”
Saelen represents the first European-based leadership for PSC’s advisory board. The organization hopes to expand its impact and broaden membership among European pet industry companies.
“I am excited to join the PSC leadership community,” Saelen said. “My goal is to help guide the global pet industry in becoming a leading example of sustainable business operations.”]
Tesene joins the PSC advisory board as a skilled entrepreneur and active participant in several other pet industry organizations.
“I'm honored and excited to become a part of the Pet Sustainability Coalition Board. Amazing work has already been accomplished by this group and I look forward to helping the pet industry grow by creating more sustainable practices at the retail store level,” Tesene said.
Additionally, Andy Gale has been appointed marketing manager for PSC, an entirely new position for the organization. Gale brings sales and operations experience from a variety of “sustainability-oriented industries,” according to PSC. He holds an MBA in Sustainable Business.
“Purpose and mission is what is most important to me in business,” Gale said. “The pet industry is thriving and provides a compelling opportunity to have a big impact in business sustainability. My goal is to help increase membership and the widespread engagement of sustainable business practices.”
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