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Jones Naturals Leverages New Personnel to Focus on Efficiencies and Growth

This effort led to foregoing the annual SuperZoo Trade Show this year.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Under the leadership of Laura Jones, COO, Jones Naturals is focused on improving operational processes and systems to ensure continued growth and profitability. This effort led to foregoing the annual SuperZoo Trade Show this year, but Jones remains confident about 2020 and beyond.

“Jones’ priority has always been to manufacture the highest quality, natural USA dog treats and chews and provide excellent customer service,” Jones said. “With the support of our board of directors and a dedicated team of employees, we are directing our attention back to the basics that helped this company become successful over the past 30 years. The steps we are taking now will allow us to continue to experience growth and success in the future.”

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As part of this effort, Jones recently filled three positions with experienced leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization: Mary Sagona, CFO; Michael Coyle, VP of operations; and Steve Doherty, director of sales.

Sagona, a certified public accountant, has more than 20 years of progressive experience in manufacturing finance and five years of public accounting. Sagona is tasked with analyzing product costing and pricing to improve margins for Jones and its customers. She is also leading the implementation of an updated inventory management system.

Coyle brings an extensive knowledge of manufacturing and operations with more than 16 years of experience across multiple food and beverage platforms. In a short span, Coyle has increased efficiencies 25 percent over 2018, and is tracking the usage of an additional shrink wrap machine installed in Q1 in order to maximize its capacity.

Doherty is an experienced sales manager and adviser with 30-plus years working in consumer-packaged goods and beverages markets across multiple channels. He has a thorough understanding of sales strategies and merchandising, and will also oversee Jones’ existing sales teams to support existing customer relationships and seek opportunities for growth.

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Jones Naturals is the parent company and leading manufacturer of premium, natural dog treats and chews marketed under three brands: Jones Natural Chews, The Country Butcher and Grass Valley Farm. These brands boast a variety of proprietary, flavorful options, including exotic and organic proteins, bones and chews, jerkies and sausages, and a line of super-premium and single-ingredient products.

With over 160 years of meat manufacturing experience, the Jones family has built a reputation on quality products and unmatched customer service. All products are 100 percent natural and raised, sourced, and made in the USA, adhering to the strictest quality and safety standards. Jones Naturals brands are manufactured at facilities in Rockford, IL, and sold through independent, regional, and national retailers.

jonesnaturalchews.com

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