According to an announcement of Pet Valu Holding Ltd., Danielle Barran is member of its board of directors since 2 July and Lawrence Molloy was elected as board member at the company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 9 May.

Barran and Molloy are successors of Rick Puckett and Steven Townsend, who both enjoy retirement now.

Barran comes with over 25 years of experience in food and beverage industry of North America. Before, she was president of McCain Foods’ North American Potato and Canada businesses joining the company in 2018. Earlier, she held several leading positions at The J.M. Smucker Company.

“I am delighted to join Pet Valu’s board of directors and support the business through its next stage of growth,” Barran stated. “With a reputable brand known everywhere across Canada, Pet Valu is uniquely positioned to capture growth in the resilient pet industry. I look forward to leveraging my pet industry experience to support management’s delivery of sustainable and profitable growth over the long term.”

Pet Valu appreciates Barran for her authentic management, business transformation guidance and DEI advocacy.

“We are excited to have Danielle join our board,” said Richard Maltsbarger, president and CEO. “She brings a depth of experience with iconic consumer packaged goods including pet products, a keen eye for consumer marketing of those brands and expands our board’s experience across the overall food sector.

“We are also pleased that Pet Valu will re-achieve its board gender diversity target with Danielle’s appointment,” he continued. “Diversity across all levels of management and governance is a key element in our ongoing success, enabling us to make informed strategic decisions that better relate to our diverse customer and franchise owner populations.”

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