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Huxley & Kent Welcomes Industry Veteran Mike Bateman to Lead Operations Team

The veteran COO brings a wealth of expertise poised to elevate Huxley & Kent’s impactful logistics and service optimization.




Mike Bateman

Mike Bateman

(PRESS RELEASE) KNOXVILLE, TN — Huxley & Kent, an industry leading designer of durable and fun pet toys and accessories, announces the addition of Mike Bateman to its leadership team as the new operations manager. Bateman, whose career has been marked by a relentless pursuit of operational excellence, brings to the role several years of honed strategies and leadership that catalyze organizational growth and success.

A Proven Leader Poised for New Challenges

Before joining Huxley & Kent, Bateman was instrumental in the foundation and subsequent scaling of Green Coast Pet, a journey that began over seven years ago. His leadership was pivotal in the company’s expansion to over 3,000 national retail outlets, solidifying partnerships with industry leaders and implementing distribution mechanisms recognized for their efficacy.

“Mike’s track record in spearheading operational growth and his commitment to cultivating high-performance teams align seamlessly with our ethos,” commented Robin Kershner, founder & CEO of Huxley & Kent. “His addition to our team comes at a critical juncture as we intensify our efforts to optimize logistics and enhance customer service, and we have every confidence in his ability to lead us towards these objectives and beyond!”

Alignments and Aspirations


Mike’s arrival coincides with Huxley & Kent’s push to enhance operational efficiency and evolve in a rapidly changing market. With a focus on both perfecting internal processes and expanding service reach, Mike’s innovative approach to problem-solving is a perfect match for the company’s ambitious goals.

In his new role, Mike will be focused on optimizing the company’s logistics and operational frameworks, fostering an environment of continuous improvement, and shaping a well-oiled team capable of delivering industry-leading service. His experience in driving operational logistics at level with Huxley & Kent’s future strategic directions positions him as an invaluable asset to clients and colleagues alike.

“I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to tackle new challenges and work alongside a team that shares my commitment to excellence,” Bateman remarked. “Huxley & Kent’s dedication to service innovation and its people-first approach deeply resonates with my own professional values and I am eager to contribute to the company’s continued success.”

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About Huxley & Kent LLC

Huxley & Kent LLC offers pet parents fun, fashionable and functional products. Launched in 2012, the company’s assortment of dog and cat toys, neckwear accessories, hats and harnesses are designed and produced with the highest levels of detail and quality in mind. Patterns are playful, on trend, often humorous and most importantly, always FUN! Perhaps best known for their line of birthday paw-ty products, Huxley & Kent takes any and every opportunity to create products that allow pet parents to celebrate and enjoy quality time together with their pet. Huxley & Kent product lines also include multiple holiday collections for everything from Halloween and Christmas to St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Pride, 4th of July and more! The brand’s “Yappy Hour” and snack parody toys like “Barker’s Mark”, “Toto’s Pawdka”, “Kitty Klaw”, “Snif Peanut Butter” and many more are offered individually, as well as in curated collections for best retailer merchandising opportunities. Every month, Huxley & Kent selects one US-based retail partner at random to nominate their preferred pet-related nonprofit organization in their local community to receive a $1,000 cash donation as part of the “Huxley & Kent Rescue Fund”. To date, the company has supported over 150 pet charities and causes across the country through the Rescue Fund. Huxley & Kent products are available at pet specialty stores nationwide, as well as online at Amazon and




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