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Smucker Pet Food President To Retire

By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

May 02, 2018

J.M. Smucker Co. in May announced the July 31 retirement of Barry Dunaway, president of pet food and pet snacks. He will be succeeded by David Lemmon, a 24-year veteran of the company, who currently is president of Canada, international and U.S. away from home.

In addition, upon closing of the acquisition of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition (which made the Rachael Ray Nutrish brand), Jeffrey Watters, pres/CEO of Ainsworth, will be named a senior vice president and general manager of Ainsworth.

Dunaway has been with Smucker more than 30 years and has led the pet food business since March 2016, one year after the company's acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands. Prior to leading the pet business, he served as president-international and chief administrative officer.