Michael joined Purina in 2002 as a Team Leader on the Kroger Business and began his current role as Director of Business Commerce in 2010.
Mike graduated from Valparaiso University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management & Marketing. After a short time with International Playtex, Michael joined Nestlé in 1987. For the last 34 years, he has worked with our wide range of Nestlé companies and brands, always keeping an acute focus on the pet category.
Michael has developed a strong understanding of the pet category, the consumer and has worked across all classes of trade. He’s known for creating customer satisfaction by maximizing profitable sales and creating successful solutions for both the Retailer and Purina.
Mike has supported all channels from his sales and category roles including Grocery, Mass, Drug, Convenience, Dollar, and Club. Mike also for 6 years was an Adjunct Professor at Miami of Ohio in Oxford.
Michael currently resides in Cincinnati with his family, including wife Merry, sons, Nick and Andy, and their two dogs Maggie and Mila.