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APPA Announces 2002/2003 Officers and Board of Directors

Greenwich, CT, March 10, 2003 — The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is pleased to announce its 2002/2003 Officers and Board of Directors:


  • Charles Miller, Jungle Laboratories, Cibolo, TX

Vice President

  • Andy Messinger, Vitakraft Pet Products, Bound Brook, NJ


  • Kay Schwichtenberg, Wellmark International, Schaumburg, IL


  • Joel Adamson, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Inc., Omaha, NE
  • Gary Baughman, Doskocil Manufacturing Co., Inc., Newport Beach, CA
  • Josie Bell, Blonde with Beagle Productions, New York, NY
  • Craig DeWalt, California Aquarium Supply Corp., Cerritos, CA
  • Terry Etter, Ryter Corp., Madelia, MN
  • Michael Farmer, FIRSTRAX, Inc., Grapevine, TX
  • Trevor Hagen, Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp., Mansfield, MA
  • Kenneth Humpert, Flexi USA, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
  • Allan L. Levey, The Hartz Group, Secaucus, NJ
  • Michael O’ Bryan, Virbac, Fort Worth, TX
  • William Pearson, Pearson Industries, Inc., Prattville, AL
  • Royal Soward, News Visions Group, Raleigh, NC
  • Brent Weinmann, Sun Seed Company, Inc., Bowling Green, OH
  • Jonathan Zelinger, Ethical Products, Inc., Newark, NJ

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Founded in 1958, the American Pet Products Association is the nation’s leading not-for-profit trade organization serving the interests of the pet product industry and educating the public on the many joys and health benefits associated with pet ownership. APPA’s membership consists of over 750 companies, which include both small businesses, as well as the nation’s leading pet product companies.