William L. Lechtner has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of The Lechtner Group, a San Diego, California consulting group, since 2006. The Lechtner Group develops creative business plans and strategies to increase revenues, profits, and market shares for companies in the pet industry. Mr. Lechtner was the Vice President/General Merchandise Manager of Petco, a national pet specialty retailer, from 1995 to 2006. Mr. Lechtner received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami. The Board believes that the attributes, skills, and qualifications Mr. Lechtner developed through his business and leadership experiences as an officer of a major pet retailer enable him to provide valuable pet industry expertise and insight to the Board of Directors.