FORT COLLINS, COLO. — On June 21, contract manufacturer PetDine appointed Doug Zancanelli to director of human resources. As an experienced human resources executive, Zancanelli will serve as a key pillar in supporting PetDine’s staff as it continues to grow.

Prior to PetDine, Zancanelli served as vice president of human resources and business services at MPZ Enterprises, Inc., where he directed the company’s human resources department by collaborating with leadership to implement strategies to improve employee engagement, experience and retention.

Zancanelli’s previous experience also spans executive management, strategic program management and employee recruitment, retention and development throughout various sized companies ranging from 50 to 500 employees.

“Doug joins PetDine with a well-established career, holding positions of increased responsibility and complexity,” said Preston Munsch, chief executive officer of PetDine. “PetDine has experienced rapid growth and expansion the past few years. Doug will play an integral role in fostering positive employee relationships that make sustained growth possible for us and our clients.”

In the newly created position with PetDine, Zancanelli will create employee learning and development programs to streamline the company’s onboarding processes throughout all its facilities. He will report to Elizabeth Barth, who recently joined PetDine as chief operating officer, to identify future employee competency, knowledge and talent requirements.

“We are fortunate to have Doug backing the entire PetDine team,” Barth said. “Maintaining an uplifting, positive work environment is critical as we expand our teams to exceed client expectations in the contract manufacturing space.”

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