MARS PETCARE APPOINTS NEW NORTH AMERICAN REGIONAL PRESIDENT FOR PET NUTRITION

FRANKLIN, Tenn., November 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mars Petcare, a global leader in veterinary health, pet nutrition, innovation and technology, today announced Alanna McDonald as regional president for its Mars Pet Nutrition division in North America. McDonald’s will join the company on November 21.

McDonald’s is a highly regarded senior leader with over twenty years of experience growing some of the most recognizable brands around the world. Prior to her appointment at Mars Pet Nutrition North America, the largest marketplace for the Pet Nutrition business, McDonald spent the past seven years in general management roles building and growing iconic beauty brands across the United States and Canada. Most recently, she served as president of Maybelline New York, Garnier and essie at L’Oreal, where she led her teams to achieve record-breaking results, amplifying Maybelline as a national leader in the makeup category with significant growth in ecommerce. Thanks to McDonald’s effective portfolio management strategies, the company has been able to reinvest in key growth priorities. Prior to L’Oreal, McDonald worked for 17 years at Procter & Gamble China, Hong Kong, Canada and in the United States in a variety of roles focused on category leadership, sales and marketing/brand management.

In his new role, McDonald’s will bring its deep consumer packaged goods experience to drive continuous innovation in the dynamic pet food category. He will be responsible for the entire Mars Pet Nutrition North America portfolio, including beloved brands such as PEDIGREE®, IAMS™ ​​and CESAR®. With its strong global experience, McDonald’s will grow and evolve the company’s talented associates, brands and operations while driving the company’s purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

“Alanna is a proven leader who offers a strong global perspective on what consumers want and what retailers need. She understands the huge potential of a well-positioned digital experience, positioning us to meet the evolving needs of retail owners. pets for years to come,” said Ikdeep Singh, global president, Mars Pet Nutrition. “She is driven and an advocate for equity, inclusion and diversity with a passion for Associate development that will greatly benefit our North American business and talented Associates.”

McDonald’s will build on the strong foundation that Ikdeep Singh and 3,600 North America Pet Nutrition Associates have built over the past two years. Since 2020, the company has seen its largest organic growth in recent history, serving more than 90 million pet-owning households across the region. Appointed Global President in May 2022Singh is now responsible for driving, growing and continuing to transform Mars Pet Nutrition globally, ensuring access to quality pet nutrition for nearly 400 million pets worldwide.

“I am honored to join Mars Petcare, a purpose-driven, principled organization filled with associates committed to improving the lives of both pets and pet parents,” McDonald said. “Pets have played a huge part in my life, so the opportunity to be a part of the growing and dynamic pet category is an exciting next chapter and I look forward to partnering with this passionate team to drive the brands forward.” iconic of the company”.

McDonald holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Calgary and is on the board of directors of the Calgary-based Big Rock Brewery.

ON MARS, EMBEDDED
For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been guided by the belief that the world we want for tomorrow begins with how we do business today. This common purpose unites our more than 140,000 associates. It is at the heart of who we are as a family-owned global company and fuels how we are transforming, innovating and evolving to positively impact the world.

Every year, our diverse and expanding portfolio of quality confectionery, food and pet care products and services delight millions of people and support millions of pets. With nearly $45 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s most beloved brands including Ben’s Original™, CESAR®, Cocoavia®, DOVE®, EXTRA®, KIND®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN ® and WHISKAS®. We are creating a better world for pets through nutrition, innovative programs in diagnostics, wearable health monitoring, DNA testing, pet wellness and comprehensive veterinary care with AniCura, BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, Linnaeus and VCA™.

We know that we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate thrive. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Accountability, Reciprocity, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a better world tomorrow where the planet, its people and its pets can thrive.

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About Mars Petcare
Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned company with more than a century of history building diversified products and providing services for the people and pets that people love, the 85,000 associates in more than 50 countries of Mars Petcare are dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. Backed by 85 years of experience, our portfolio of nearly 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of pets around the world, including PEDIGREE brands®WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANINE®NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA®CAESAR®, IAMS™ ​​​​and EUKANUBA™ as well as the Waltham Petcare Science Institute which has been carrying out research on pet nutrition and health for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading provider of veterinary healthcare through an international network of over 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, VCA™, Linnaeus, AniCura and Antech. We are also active in pet innovation and technology, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs and cats, WHISTLE™ dog GPS tracker and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION programs FUND driving innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. As a family business and driven by our principles, we are privileged to be able to stand up for what we believe in and choose to stand up for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.

SOURCE Mars Petcare

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