Central Garden & Pet appoints new director

John Hanson is a veteran of ConAgra and Oasis Brands.

BY HBSDealer Staff


Central Garden & Pet Company, the supplier and distributor of branded and private label products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets, has appointed John Hanson to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

The appointment of Hanson increases Central’s board from 9 to 10 directors.

“We are pleased to welcome John to Central’s Board. John’s over 25 years of leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) arena make him an invaluable resource for the organization,” said Sonny Pennington, chairman of Central Garden & Pet. “He is well-versed on what it takes for a company to grow both organically and through acquisitions, and we look forward to his engagement with the Board and management as we seek to continue to drive long-term revenue and profit growth, all while enhancing shareholder value.”

Hanson spent 4 years as president of ConAgra’s Frozen Food division and served as CEO of Oasis Brands. He is currently a consultant to CPG companies.



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