AUSTIN, TEXAS — Dog food company A Pup Above announced the appointment of Maia Kapach to vice president of brand and education. Kapach will leverage her extensive background in the pet industry to lead the company’s brand strategy and training efforts.

Kapach has more than 20 years of experience in pet and pet nutrition, focusing on healthy products that align with A Pup Above’s mission to provide dogs with fresh, minimally processed nutrition. Kapach previously led sales growth for Bocce’s Bakery and Champion Petfoods.

“I am thrilled to join the A Pup Above team and help lead the company's efforts to improve the lives of dogs through better nutrition,” she said. “As a dog lover and advocate, I believe that every dog deserves a fresh, healthy, and delicious meal, and I am excited to be a part of a company that shares this vision.”

In her new position at A Pup Above, Kapach will direct the company’s brand strategy, messaging and training efforts and will also lead its educational programs for retailers and distributors.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Maia to the A Pup Above team,” said Ruth Marriott, co-founder and chief executive officer. “Her passion for pet nutrition and dedication to animal welfare aligns perfectly with our mission to provide high-quality, nutritious food for dogs. We are excited to see the impact she will make in her new role as vice president of brand and education.”

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