BURLINGTON, MASS. — Wellness Pet Company recently appointed Olivier Fleurot, Ph.D., to the new role of senior vice president of technical services. Fleurot will oversee global research and development, innovation, nutrition, packaging, engineering, quality assurance, food safety, regulatory and sustainability at Wellness Pet.

Fleurot has extensive experience in the consumer-packaged goods space. He formerly worked at Mars Petcare for 10 years, during which he served as global vice president of science and technology applications, supporting Mars Petcare’s global business growth, driving product and packaging innovations, and delivering consumer-driven technologies in the wet and dry pet food and treat segments, as well as pet care.

Most recently, Fleurot served as global vice president of research, development and innovation at S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. where he supported sustainable growth through innovation strategies.

“As we expand our innovative offerings for cats and dogs, we remain focused on delivering natural, premium nutrition for pets with proven health outcomes,” said Reed Howlett, chief executive officer of Wellness Pet. “Olivier’s breadth of knowledge is remarkable and will translate to Wellness Pet’s mission of keeping pets happy and healthy. We are delighted to welcome him to this newly established role at Wellness Pet.”

Fleurot has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC) in France. He will be based near Wellness Pet’s Burlington office.

“From my previous work in the industry alongside my own experience as a pet parent, I’m proud to bring my passion for quality, safety, and product innovation back to the pet space,” Fleurot said. “Wellness Pet’s commitment to a shared life of wellbeing remains at the forefront of the company’s research, formulating, and testing. I am eager to start working with the senior leadership team as we continue to execute on this mission.”

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