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Founder of Pet Food Company Rejoins As CEO




MANCHESTER, CT – Bravo Pet Foods announced that Melinda Miller has been named CEO of the family-owned company, which provides raw and cooked meals and treats for pets.

Previously, Miller held executive positions at Earth Animal Ventures, MiracleCorp, Smith Ridge Veterinary Center and Animal Nutrition Technologies. She is the co-founder and president of the North American Raw Petfood Association and was a Bravo co-founder and its managing director for six years beginning in 2002.

According to a press release from the company: “A passionate advocate for natural animal health, Miller has been professionally involved in every aspect of the companion animal industry for more than 20 years. Among the many milestones in her career, Miller managed the largest integrative (holistic and conventional) veterinary hospital in the country. She has provided management, behavioral and nutritional advice to veterinarians, canine trainers and daycare facilities as well as pet food companies.”

Miller is also the owner and co-breeder of several national award-winning Portuguese water dogs. Arabian horses she bred or collectively managed hold 43 national titles.

“It’s both an honor and a pleasure to welcome Melinda back to the Bravo team,” said David Bogner, co-founder and owner of Bravo Pet Foods. “Our motto is ‘make good happen,’ and with Melinda’s dedication and depth of management experience we are certainly on the right track.”




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