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A Pup Above Welcomes New Vice President of Brand and Education

She brings over 20 years of experience in the pet industry.




(PRESS RELEASE) AUSTIN, TX — A Pup Above, the leading provider of gently cooked sous-vide dog food, announces the appointment of Maia Kapach as its new Vice President of Brand and Education. With her extensive background in the pet industry and passion for animal nutrition, Kapach is the ideal choice to lead A Pup Above’s brand strategy and training efforts.

Kapach brings over 20 years of experience in the pet industry, including spearheading sales and growth at Bocce’s Bakery and Champion Petfoods. Her expertise in pet products that are both healthy and tasty for dogs aligns perfectly with A Pup Above’s commitment to provide fresh, minimally processed, and nutritious meals to pets.

At A Pup Above, Kapach will be responsible for driving the company’s brand strategy, messaging, and training efforts, including leading educational programs for retailer and distributor partners in a way that upholds and embodies the company’s values, vision, and purpose.

“I am thrilled to join the A Pup Above team and help lead the company’s efforts to improve the lives of dogs through better nutrition,” said Kapach. “As a dog lover and advocate, I believe that every dog deserves a fresh, healthy, and delicious meal, and I am excited to be a part of a company that shares this vision.”

A Pup Above’s Co-Founder and CEO, Ruth Marriott, expressed her enthusiasm for Kapach’s appointment, stating, “We are ecstatic to welcome Maia to the A Pup Above team. Her passion for pet nutrition and dedication to animal welfare aligns perfectly with our mission to provide high-quality, nutritious food for dogs. We are excited to see the impact she will make in her new role as Vice President of Brand and Education.”

In 2022, A Pup Above expanded to over 1,000 new pet stores across the country, including major chains Hollywood Feed, Healthy Spot, Mud Bay, Pet Supplies Plus, Feeders, Chow Hound, Bentley’s Pet Stuff, and Tomlinson’s, among others. By the end of 2023, A Pup Above expects to be in over 3,000 stores across the United States.

About A Pup Above

A Pup Above was founded by pet parents Ruth and Javier Marriott and their pup, Lola Marie Marriott. Ruth and Javier were tired of not knowing what was in Lola’s bowl and Lola was tired of not liking anything they put in her bowl! Together, they created A Pup Above, a food that’s delicious, nutritious and fully transparent, from farm to bowl. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, A Pup Above specializes in its unique sous-vide cooking method, which gives the food more flavor, more nutrients, more healthy protein, and higher moisture. A Pup Above can be found nationwide at independent pet retailers.



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