Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Governing Board & Officers

Retailer Governing Board Members

Adam Zweig, Adam’s Pet Safari, Chester, NJ
1 Store
Tel: 908-879-8998


Bill, Sally, & Mary Trufant, B&B Pet Stop, Mobile, AL
1 Store
Tel: 251-661-3474
satrufant@hotmail.com, trufantwb@hotmail.com, mft1118@aol.com


Dave Braxton, Braxton’s Animal Works, Wayne, PA
1 Store
Tel: 610-688-0769


Jeff, Chris & Will Champlin, Critter Hut Aquarium & Pets, Narragansett, RI
2 Stores
Tel: 401-789-9444


Mark Janczak, Critters Pet Shop, S. Elgin, IL
1 Store
Tel: 224-856-8780


Greg Gordon, Dog Patch Pet & Feed, Naperville, IL
1 Store
Tel: 630-420-2120
webepets@ix.netcom.com, genepig@ync.net


John & Debbie Stottele, The Family Puppy, Livonia, MI
5 stores
Tel: 248-802-7650



Russ & Brenda Herman, Pet Saver Superstore, Rochester, NY
2 Store
Tel: 585-621-0890



Gary Roberts, Pet World, Lakewood, CO
1 Store
Tel: 303-237-4040

Officers & Directors

Barry Berman (President)

  • Former-President of Kenlin, largest distributor in pet industry
  • MBA degree from Harvard
  • Former college marketing professor
  • Tel: 888-653-8021 Email: barry@nexpet.com


Dave Ratner (Vice President)

  • Founder, Dave’s Soda & Pet City, 6-store chain in Mass.
  • Over 30 years in pet supply business
  • Well-known speaker on retail marketing to corporations and marketing associations & writer on advertising strategy
  • Member, Retail Advisory Council, Direct Marketing Association
  • Tel: 413-789-2259 Email: dave@daveratner.com


Mike Goldsmith (Director)

  • Founder, Mike’s Feed Farm, 2-store chain in NJ
  • Over 28 years in pet supply industry
  • Held management positions at Barnes & Noble
  • Tel: 973-839-7747 Email: mike@mikesfeedfarm.com


Douglas Alton, Sr. (Director)

  • Owner, Pet World, in the Boston area
  • Over 25 years in pet industry
  • Experience in chain retailing & distribution
  • Tel: 508-653-9644 Email: hdway8@cs.com