NEW YORK — Benebone announced July 9 the appointment of John Bengtson as director of operations.

Bengtson brings operational leadership experience from previous roles with Zukes, Treats Unleashed and North Face.

"We're thrilled to have John on board," said Paul Nolan, chief operating officer of Benebone. "As we seek to open new global opportunities for Benebone, John's great energy and inventiveness will help us bring constant innovation to the way we serve people and pets."

John Bengtson joins Benebone as director of operationsJohn Bengtson, director of operations at Benebone. 

Peter Toolan, chief executive officer of Benebone, added, "We're growing rapidly both in the U.S. and overseas, so John is coming at just the right time. Beyond expanding the business, John's passion for outdoor exploration inspires us to head out and enjoy the world around us. We're ready to grab our dogs and hit the road for an adventure."

Bengtson will be responsible for expanding on the dog chew company’s international supply chain, including operations at Benebone’s recently opened European headquarters.

"I'm very excited to join the team and share my experience optimizing supply chain processes to continue the tremendous growth of Benebone,” Bengtson commented. “Promoting sustainable operations has been a primary focus throughout my professional career.  I look forward to continuing this journey while providing the best products for our pets. My black lab rescue, Darla, is also quite willing to assist with any future product tests and reviews!"

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