Greg Pitts has been appointed as specialist pet trade sales & marketing director for the UK division of Royal Canin UK & Ireland. He replaces May Philpott, who has moved to a new role within the Royal Canin Global team.
Jimmy Park, general manager of Royal Canin UK and Ireland, said: “Greg will be a great asset to our UK Retail team as they continue their journey to deliver health through nutrition and to make a better world for pets.”.
Greg began his FMCG career with GSK in account management before moving to Danone, where he worked in both sales and category management in the waters and dairies business units. Before joining Royal Canin, he broadened his experience through commercial leadership roles in the SME environment in both the yoghurt and fresh produce categories.
“It’s inspiring to be joining a team that clearly lives and breathes its purpose everyday through its passion, enthusiasm and knowledge,” he said. “I look forward to working with the team and our partners to continue our journey of bringing health through nutrition to many more cats and dogs.”
Founded in 1968 by French vet Jean Cathary, Royal Canin, which is now part of Mars Petcare, is based in Aimargues in the South of France and operates in 100 markets, with more than 7,000 staff.