Industry Executive of the Year

Pet Business has awarded APPA President and CEO Bob Vetere as its first ever Industry Executive of the Year!

“Since he became the leader of the American Pet Products Association, Bob Vetere has made it his mission to ensure the continued success of not only the organization’s membership, but also the pet industry as a whole.”

– Mark Kalaygian, Pet Business.

Earlier this month, the pet trade magazine honored Bob Vetere for his work towards unifying the pet industry while recognizing the strengths and challenges this industry faces. Moreover, they acknowledged his leadership role in bringing together the individuals needed to make a difference for the greater good of all those involved in the pet industry.

“When Bob Vetere took on the role of executive director of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) in 2002, it was still called the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association—a difference that may seem simple on the surface, but speaks volumes about the direction in which he has led the organization. The change in moniker reflects the fact that Vetere has turned APPA into an association that not only tends to the needs of its manufacturer members, but is also committed to unifying and ensuring the continued health of the overall pet industry.”- Kalaygian

Read the full article here.

Congratulations, Bob!