MONROE, WASH. — Ian Anderson has been tapped as chief financial officer of Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company, a human-grade pet food and treat manufacturer, effective May 20.

Started in a 700-square-foot garage in 1998, Wet Noses now manufactures a wide variety of human-grade formats at its 87,000-square-foot facility in Monroe. Founder Jasmine “Jazz” Galligan appointed Johnni Rodgers to lead the company as chief executive officer in October 2020. Both Galligan and Rodgers have said they expect continuous growth in the coming years.

"We are thrilled to welcome Ian to the Wet Noses team," Rodgers said. "His expertise will be critical as we accelerate our business operations in the coming years. Ian will be a key partner in taking Wet Noses to the next level in 2021 and beyond."

With 16 years of prior leadership and management experience, Anderson will be responsible for Wet Noses’ financial operations, working with the board and management team to develop, measure and deliver its strategic objectives.

Anderson’s skills include strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, acquisitions, capital planning and financial management, Wet Noses stated. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, LLP, and most recently served as chief financial officer for two commercial real estate agencies as well as a national moving and storage company.

"I am incredibly excited and grateful to join the Wet Noses team," Anderson commented. "As pet owners become increasingly conscious of the quality and nutritional profile of what their animals consume, our brand strength and ability to innovate position us favorably to achieve our long-term growth ambitions."  

Read more about Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company in our exclusive processor profile from March 2021.