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APPA Board of Directors Elects Kevin Fick as Chairman of the Board




He’s been on the board for four years.

(Press Release) ORLANDO, FL — Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the American Pet Products Association (APPA), announced that Kevin Fick will serve as chairman of the board of directors for the 2017-18 term.

“Kevin has played an integral role on this Board for the past four years,” said Vetere. “We are confident his dedication and industry knowledge will be a great asset to the Board, the Association and ultimately our members and the entire pet industry.”Kevin Fick Coco 250

Fick (shown here with Coco) is CEO of Worldwise Inc., an industry leader of smart, stylish and environmentally responsible pet products and solutions. Worldwise believes that sustainable living is easier when it’s a natural choice. Brands such as SmartyKat, TrustyPup, Petlinks, kathy ireland Loved Ones, goDog, Hear Doggy!, SHERPA and Guaranteed On-Board have been constantly evolving through innovative, solution-based and proprietary product designs that make it easy and affordable for you to satisfy your pet’s most important needs.

“I am thrilled to be working closer with Bob and the entire APPA Board to make a difference in the industry and continue to drive the successes we’ve achieved to date,” said Fick. “We’ve already identified a number of exciting initiatives that we believe will elevate the health and care of pets, the industry and APPA members alike.”


Fick joined the APPA board in 2013 and has over 17 years of experience in the pet industry. Prior to joining Worldwise, he worked for EK Success and Central Garden and Pet. Fick obtained his bachelor of science from the University of Northern Iowa.

Chuck Latham of H & C Animal Health, will serve as secretary/treasurer and Bob Merar, president of Exclusively Pet, is immediate past president.



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