WE BELIEVE IN FAMILIES, TWO LEGS AND FOUR. WE BELIEVE THAT WHEN WE NURTURE PETS, WE IMPROVE OUR OWN LIVES. AND WE BELIEVE THAT DOING THE BEST FOR PETS SHOULD BE EASY FOR PEOPLE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE BEST IN PET NUTRITION WHEREVER PEOPLE SHOP FOR THE REST OF THEIR FAMILY.

WE ARE AINSWORTH

AT AINSWORTH PET NUTRITION, OUR SOLE FOCUS IS ON PETS, AND EVERY ACTION WE TAKE IS WITH OUR PETS IN MIND.

It's why we use the highest quality, simple, natural ingredients in our healthy pet foods and treats. And why our commitment to safety is so high. You can trust that every day we work to reach our goal of being the very best at serving the needs of pet parents and their furry kids by changing the way pet parents shop for pet food.


PET STORE QUALITY

Pet food with high-quality, natural ingredients is what you expect when you shop in any pet specialty store. But we believe that every pet deserves food of that caliber. So we carefully select every ingredient in each one of our recipes to help your pets thrive.

HIGH-QUALITY MADE AFFORDABLE

We think highly nutritious recipes should be accessible for all pet parents. As a family-run business, we do our best to manage costs to deliver high-quality products at a fair price. Through optimizing our internal operations and partnering with retailers with streamlined distribution networks, we generate savings that can be passed along to our consumers.

SUPERMARKET EASY

We know that pet parents want to do the best for their pets. We strive to make it easy for them to do just that — by offering the high-quality food they are looking for with the convenience and price found where they currently shop for their other family members.

ONE-STOP SHOPPING

More and more grocery stores are making it easy to shop for natural and other healthy items under one roof. We think you should be able to do the same with pet food. That's why our super premium recipes offer all the nutrition and quality of the specialty pet store, but with the convenience of shopping at your local supermarket.

AINSWORTH HISTORY

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition® was born from the dedication to companion animals our founder, George Ainsworth Lang, started more than 75 years ago. His commitment to providing dogs and cats with the safest, highest quality foods was unwavering. And, today, we are proud to continue to uphold his high standards.

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MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jeff Tracey Gary Rudy Faith John
  • Jeff
  • Tracey
  • Gary
  • Rudy
  • Faith
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  • Jeff Watters

    PRESIDENT & CEO

    My responsibility is to make sure the talented members of the Ainsworth Pet Nutrition team have all the tools they need to delight pet families with a variety of high quality foods and treats. It's our collective passion to make super premium nutrition affordable and accessible to all pet families. I'm lucky to work with this highly skilled, yet humble team — we're clear about our journey and confident in our abilities, but we don't take ourselves too seriously. After work, I come home to our English Bulldog named Bulldozer. He's been in total command of the household for the past six years and is the only family member that receives universal love and admiration at all times.

    Tracey Staley

    SVP AND CHIEF HR OFFICER

    From the moment my mother brought home a stray dog when I was a kid, I knew I was a dog person. That's why Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is the perfect fit for me. My team oversees strategies, programs and processes that help make Ainsworth a place where only the best and most pet passionate people want to work. This is a company that’s full of really smart and supportive team members who love to collaborate on how to provide the safest, highest quality foods for our furry family members.

    Gary Badrick

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN

    I oversee the team that sources, makes and distributes all of the products that Ainsworth Pet Nutrition sells. We have to ensure that everything we produce is "pet store quality" and supplied at a fair price where consumers shop for their family’s groceries. It’s great to work with people who are driven to make the highest quality pet foods more accessible to pet parents. Trixie, my seven-year-old Schnoodle, thinks it's great, too.

    Rudy Leschke

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD SAFETY

    My team of food scientists, nutritionists and engineers is responsible for product development, ensuring that each recipe delivers "pet store quality" nutrition and performance. I like that Ainsworth is a family-run business made up of a close knit team of people who are dedicated to making great food for our pets. We're all here because we share a passion for pets and the joy pets bring to our lives. I recently lost my 14-year-old Sheltie, Monchi. He was a rescue dog that quickly became a trusted confidant and true friend, always there to support me. He's missed, and I look forward to rescuing another Sheltie when I’m ready.

    Faith Radcliffe

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING

    My team is responsible for Brand Marketing, Sales, Innovation, Package Development and more. Together, it's our mission to change the way consumers shop for pet nutrition by making options that are both affordable and convenient. It's very motivating to collaborate with a diverse group of passionate pet parents on something that truly contributes to the health of pets — what they eat. We have dog parents and cat parents on the team working together, too, kind of like what happens at my house with my furry family members — Casper, my 9-year-old Maltese and Snoopy, my 17-year-old calico. They may need their own space from time to time, but they prove that dogs and cats living together can be a very, very good thing.

    John Nicodemo

    CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    I don't have any pets, but according to my daughter, I need to be a dog person. Instead, I'm a people person responsible for the finance and information systems at Ainsworth. The passion that my colleagues show for pets and developing the best possible nutrition for them is both genuine and infectious. It's a great feeling to be a part of the Ainsworth family.