Previously, Mr. Heil spent 25 years with the H.J. Heinz Company in various executive management positions, including President and Managing Director of Heinz Pet Products, President of Heinz Specialty Pet, and Executive Vice President of StarKist Seafood.
Mr. Heil is a member of the Board of Directors of VCA Antech Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF) and Temper-Pedic International (NASDAQ: TPX). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Lycoming College.
About United Pet Group
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio and with fiscal 2012 net sales of $616 million, United Pet Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., and is the leading manufacturer of consumer products for the pet supply markets globally. United Pet Group provides its customers with innovative products of outstanding quality for pet owners, including dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish and reptiles.
Its many widely trusted brands, including Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1® and FURminator®, are well recognized by consumers for delivering exceptional value and trusted results.
United Pet Group’s passion and long-standing commitment to quality and value has earned the confidence of its global retail partners, who count on United Pet Group to deliver innovative and highly profitable products, customized solutions and merchandising excellence. For more information, visit
About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, Varta®, George Foreman®, Black & Decker®, Toastmaster®, Farberware®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot® and Black Flag®. Spectrum Brands' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 140 countries. Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of approximately $3.25 billion in fiscal 2012. On a pro forma basis following our Company’s December 2012 acquisition of the Hardware & Home Improvement Group (HHI) from Stanley Black & Decker, Spectrum Brands had net sales of more than $4 billion for fiscal 2012. For more information, visit