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Wexford Farms Pet Food LLC

Innovative pet product platform (warm pet food) that capitalizes on existing trends in the $25 billion pet industry

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Wexford, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

We develop and manufacture unique and innovative pet food products along a "Warm" platform . Until Warm Ups was launched, there was no commercial product in the market place that delivered a warm meal for the pet. Our products satisfy both an animal need for superior taste and enhanced nutrition, and the pet parent's desire to show affection and give their pet the very best. The founders are former Heinz executives who saw the opportunity.


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    Christopher Puma

    Mr. Puma is an experienced executive with a significant history in the food industry. Since 2010, Mr. Puma has co-founded partnerships to bring innovative food products to market. Prior to that, Mr. Puma worked in private equity as the President and COO of Birds Eye Foods. Prior to BEF, he worked 17 years at HJ Heinz in various roles including CFO of Heinz North America, and his last role was COO of Heinz Western Europe based in Paris, France.

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    Richard Rothamel
    President & COO

    Mr. Rothamel has 35 years of experience in developing food, pet food and consumer products and has authored six U.S. patents. He is expert in the commercialization of new product ideas. He began his career at General Foods and has since served as the VP of Research and Development for HJ Heinz and Del Monte Foods (both with multiple brands of foods and pet foods) and for private label brands at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (with over 200 categories).

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    Lawrence Hawley
    VP, Research & Quality

    Dr. Hawley has over 35 years of experience in the food industry, focused on product development, nutrition and regulatory compliance. He has held research positions at the Quaker Oats Company, HJ Heinz, and Del Monte Foods - where he was the Director of Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs prior to joining Wexford Farms Pet Food LLC. He holds two US patents and has a long record of successful product innovations and market introductions.

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