FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The OurPet's Company (OTC BB: OPCO), a leading proprietary pet supply company, announces Scott Fitzhugh has announced that he will leave the OurPet's Company at the end of December to begin his own sales and marketing firm. Mr. Fitzhugh joined OurPet's at National Sales Manager in 2002 and has served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing since 2006. Fitzhugh will maintain a relationship with the OurPet's Company as an independent representative of the company to key accounts in the industry.
Dr. Steve Tsengas, President and CEO of OurPet's stated, "I want to thank Scott for his contribution to the financial growth of the company, his hard work and dedication, and his leadership of the Sales & Marketing initiatives over the past 10 years. Scott has helped lead OurPet's from a $4.5 million company to nearly $20 million and a leader in the pet industry. I wish him the very best in his new endeavors and look forward to continuing to work with him and his new sales and marketing company."The Marketing organization will be aligned within a newly created Business and Product Development team that will report directly to Dr. Tsengas, President and CEO. Tsengas commented, "Aligning business and product development creates a structure for continued aggressive growth in which marketing will provide the headlights for direction and strategy to the organization. This new team will be dedicated to creating the best products for consumers and retailers to continue to lead the industry in innovation." The Sales team will be realigned to ensure a seamless transition to all of OurPet's customers. The following is an overview of the Sales Team: