SEATTLE — Pet wellness company Austin and Kat™ recently appointed Tim McGee to vice president of sales. McGee will help lead the pet company’s sales and education team, as well as strengthen its distribution portfolio.
Prior to joining Austin and Kat, McGee operated a consulting business where he developed sales and marketing strategies for Califia Farms and ‘nuun’ Hydration. At ‘nuun’, he worked with the company’s Founder and Chief Executive Office Tim Moxey, creating a national and international distribution network and executing marketing strategies to enable ‘nuun’ to become a leader in market share within the hydration supplement sector.
McGee also worked for PepsiCo in various sales, marketing and operational roles for more than 25 years.
“I’ve personally known McGee for 10 years and having him join the team will be invaluable,” said Kat Donatello, founder of Austin and Kat. “His depth of sales experience, coupled with his knowledge and love of the many Labrador Retrievers he’s owned over the years, is an asset we’re proud to have.”
At Austin and Kat, McGee will implement a comprehensive sales and marketing strategy as the company seeks to expand its line of hemp-based and non-hemp-based pet products. Austin and Kat currently offers a range of pet supplement products, including CBD chews and oils, functional chews, supplement toppers and more.
“I’m excited to join Austin and Kat and contribute to the amazing team and culture they have already established,” McGee said. “The company has been growing in independent pet since 2014 and with Kat at the helm has built a reputation for making honest products that give tried and tested results.
“I was impressed that Austin and Kat makes everything from scratch at their Seattle Makery™,” he added. “In a world where outsourcing is the norm, we’re able to guarantee every ingredient that comes in the door meets our requirements for COA and sustainability standards. Kat’s story, our quality of products, and core industry expertise puts us in a great position for success — both in the short and long term.”
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