ST. FRANCIS, WIS. — Gott Pet Products, parent company of Charlee Bear and Hound & Gatos pet brands, announced that Chief Operating Officer Patrick McGarry has been recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a winner of the publication’s 2023 40 Under 40 Award.

The Milwaukee Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 seeks to highlight 40 leaders under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements, while also supporting their communities.

McGarry originally joined Gott Pet Products as general manager in 2017. In 2020, he was promoted to COO, a role in which he has developed and implemented growth plans, established company policies and directed operations. In addition to his role at Gott Pet Products, McGarry also plays a key role in Wixon, an integrated meat, food and beverage ingredient supplier of which Gott is a subsidiary.

McGarry also serves as a board member at the Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS). Gott Pet Products supports HAWS and recently served as a hosting sponsor at its Happy Trails benefit.

“We’re beyond proud of Patrick for this well-earned honor,” said Peter Gottsacker, president of Gott Pet Products. “His leadership, dedication and vision have been indispensable to the success of our company, and his ongoing work with HAWS demonstrates his unparalleled commitment to our local community.”

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