September 30, 2016 9:59 PM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

Company Overview

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc., a pet specialty retailer, provides pet supplies and services. It offers dog food, dog treats and chews, feeding supplies, furniture protection products, lawn care products, trackers/locators, training products, vehicle accessories, and waste disposals for dogs; food, cat furniture/scratchers, treats, feeding supplies, furniture protection, litters, and boxes/accessories for cats; health/wellness, cleanup/odor control, collars, and leashes and harnesses products for dogs, cats, small animals, and reptiles; and apparel, beds/bedding, books/signage products, grooming/bathing products, containment products, steps/ramps, and toys for dogs and cats. It provides product...

9125 Rehco Road

San Diego, CA 92121

United States

Founded in 1965

9,900 Employees

Phone:

858-453-7845

Fax:

858-784-3489

Key Executives for PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 58
President and Chief Merchandising Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 45
Senior Vice President of Operations
Vice President and President for Rhinelander Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. Key Developments

Petco Announces Executive Changes

Petco announced that Chairman and CEO, Jim Myers, a 26-year company veteran and CEO since 2004, will be retiring. As part of Petco's long-term succession plan, company President and Chief Merchant, Brad Weston, who joined Petco in 2011, will succeed Myers as CEO as of February 1, 2017. Myers joined Petco in 1990 and has been a key leader in building and growing the company from a regional player into a leading national pet specialty retail chain with more than 1,470 Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. As President and Chief Merchant, Weston has been responsible for driving the company's overall business strategy, operations and merchandising activities, as well as marketing and e-commerce. Prior to joining Petco, he held senior leadership roles at Dick's Sporting Goods, May Merchandising Company and Robinsons-May.

Petco Announces Executive Appointments

Petco announced that it has hired John Zavada as senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO); and added William Engen to the company's leadership team as senior vice president, retail market expansion, a new role dedicated to optimizing the company's investments in new retail store growth. As CIO, John Zavada brings an extensive background in technology leadership in the retail industry. He will be responsible for leading company's information technology strategies, teams and projects, including the company's business process optimization and enterprise program management office. Before joining Petco, Zavada served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Restoration Hardware. Previously, he filled chief information officer roles at Guitar Center, Big Lots, Limited Inc., Victoria's Secret Stores, and others. As senior vice president, retail market expansion, William Engen brings decades of retail operations leadership experience and will be responsible for leading Petco's real estate, construction and store design functions. Previously, Engen served as chief operating officer at Wingstop Restaurants. Previously he held various retail operations leadership roles at 7-Eleven, Circuit City, Bachrach Clothing and Saks Fifth Avenue. Zavada and Engen both join the company in the month of September 2016, reporting to the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, Mike Nuzzo.

Petco to Open 13 New Stores in September

Petco will open 13 new Petco stores across the country and relocate one store in Paso Robles, California, in September. In addition, the company will also transition 31 existing Unleashed by Petco stores to smaller format Petco stores this month. 13 new Petco stores will celebrate grand openings at, Cibolo located at 635 Cibolo Valley Dr., Cibolo, TX 78108, Charlotte Metropolitan located at 900 Metropolitan Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204, Conway located at 1290 S. Amity Road, Conway, AR 72032, Stanwood located at 27017 92nd Ave. N.W., Stanwood, WA 98292, Fort Totten located at 318 Riggs Road N.E., Washington, DC 20011, Eagle located at 3006 E. State St., Eagle, ID 83616, North Walnut Creek located at 2820 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, Bothell located at 22621 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell, WA 98021, Palm Coast located at 250 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.E., Palm Coast, FL 32137, Harrisburg-Southeast located at 4621 High Pointe Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111, Castle Rock located at 6378 Promenade Pkwy., Castle Rock, CO 80108, Blaine located at 11633 Ulysses Lane, Blaine, MN 55434, Washington " H Street located at 625 H. St. N.E., Washington, DC 2002 and One store will be relocated and celebrate a grand re-opening on September 9-11. Paso Robles located at 2155 Theater Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446 This latest slate of new store openings will also be complemented by the rebranding of 31 select Unleashed by Petco stores, located primarily in Colorado, Georgia and Texas, to smaller format Petco stores. The stores will transition to best meet consumer demands as a result of recent tests that indicate the Unleashed by Petco brand is more successful in certain locations.

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