MINNEAPOLIS — Kradle Pet Comfort, a Coolhouse Botanics brand, announced Jan. 13 that Bill Partyka will serve as the company’s new chief executive officer. In addition, Partyka has joined Coolhouse Botanics’ board of directors, focusing on CBD solutions for humans and pets.

"Just like their babies, all pet owners want the assurance their four-legged loved ones are enjoying healthy, satisfying lives and I'm pleased to join an organization inspired to satisfy these needs with new and innovative solutions,” Partyka said. “This team really has it going on!"

Prior to joining both Kradle and Coolhouse Botanics, Partyka served as chief executive officer of Gerber Baby Food, acted as chief global commercial officer at Wyeth Nutrition, Inc. and held leadership positions at General Mills and Conagra Foods.

"We are thrilled Bill has joined us,” said Gary Hendrickson, chairman of Coolhouse Botanics. "His deep commercial experience within the consumer health and wellness space, and his track record of success in multiple consumer-facing businesses will enable us to accelerate our growth and strengthen our operational effectiveness.”

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