Seasoned Entrepreneur and Industry Veteran to advise OurPet’s Management and Board
FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio – May 14, 2018 – OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) (www.ourpets.com), (the “Company” or “OurPet’s”), a leading proprietary pet supply company, today announced that it has appointed Kevin Freese, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Sugar Memories LLC, dba Groovy Candies and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Affordable Living Spaces, Ltd., to the OurPet’s Board of Advisors.
OurPet’s CEO Dr. Steve Tsengas commented, “Kevin brings extensive experience and insights from years of working with complex companies on optimization, strategic growth planning, and implementation. His specific record of accomplishment in the retail and e-commerce space, as evident by the success of Groovy Candies, will be invaluable as we continue to adapt our business. Kevin’s knowledge as a customer for OurPet’s products sold on www.groovycandies.com will also allow him to provide firsthand insight. We all look forward to working closely with Kevin.”
Mr. Freese has years of broad and diverse entrepreneurial and professional experience. Prior to his current roles, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Raydon Corporation, and Vice President of Worldwide Government Programs for TUG Technologies Corporation, among other accomplishments. Mr. Freese is also a Veteran USAF Officer with 12 years of active duty military service. During his service, he was appointed to the Secretary of Defense’s task force to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Air Force’s acquisition process. Mr. Freese also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Schwebel Baking Company.
Mr. Freese holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio Northern University, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and is a graduate of the prestigious Defense Systems Management College Program Management Course in Fort Belvoir, VA. Mr. Freese is involved in various philanthropic activities and advisory boards committed to the advancement of healthcare and education in the community. He has been a Trustee for Lake Health Foundation in Lake County, Ohio for more than 15 years, and is also former Chairman of the Board of the Ohio Northern University Engineering College for four years and current Co-Chairman of the Capital Campaign to build a new engineering college building at Ohio Northern University.
About The OurPet’s Company:
OurPet’s Company designs, produces, and markets a broad line of innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products in the U.S. and overseas. Investors and customers may visit www.ourpets.com for more information about our company and its products. OurPet’s websites include www.petzonebrand.com and www.ourpets.com.
Chris Donovan or Steve Calk
Alpha IR Group
Dr. Steven Tsengas, CEO
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