Royal Canin Names New GM of US Vet Business Unit for North America

Royal Canin is a Mars Inc. pet food brand.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

July 5, 2024

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Heather Pasquale new GM of the US Vet Business Unit for Royal Canin North America
Heather Pasquale joined Royal Canin in 2022, leading Vetsource International.Royal Canin/Mars Inc.

Royal Canin, a pet food brand of Mars Inc., has appointed Heather Pasquale as the general manager of the US Vet Business Unit for Royal Canin North America, effective July 1, 2024. 

Pasquale succeeds Jean-Lin Pelatan who was newly named general manager, Global Business-to-Business Platform at the Royal Canin global headquarters in Aimargues, France.  She will serve as a member of the Royal Canin North America Leadership Team. 

Pasquale joined Mars in 2017, where she gained experience across the veterinary industry as she led a region of nearly 200 hospitals for Banfield Pet Hospital. She joined Royal Canin in 2022, leading Vetsource International, where she developed an independent vet pharmacy online derived from the Vetsource US model and deployed it in new markets.

Prior to these positions, Pasquale held multiple roles of increasing responsibility, ranging from registered pharmacist to regional healthcare manager, district manager, and regional sales manager with CVS Health, managing up to $1.5 billion in sales.

"Our business and our partners will benefit greatly under Heather's leadership, which will leverage her vast experience across the veterinary industry both regionally and globally. She not only understands our current business and industry, but she has a keen understanding of future trends and will help our customers prepare for upcoming needs in pet care. Heather is committed to making A Better World for Pets and the veterinary industry as a whole," said Daryn Brown, regional president, Royal Canin North America.

In this new role, Pasquale will be responsible for growing the Royal Canin North America veterinary business by strengthening relationships with veterinary customers, expanding product offerings, and providing educational opportunities for veterinary partners.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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