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Abby Gunderson

Abby Gunderson

Pet Food Experts Taps Former Staples Exec, Paul McCarron, as COO

PAWTUCKET, RI – Pet Food Experts (PFX), a leader in the pet distribution industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul McCarron as new Chief Operating Officer.

McCarron's most recent role was as Vice President of, where he was recruited to successfully revitalize struggling fulfillment operations and implement a long-term strategy. Prior to his tenure at, McCarron served as Vice President of Supply Chain at Staples, overseeing strategic leadership for 14 fulfillment centers and 20 last-mile delivery fleet operations. He managed a sales volume of $1.2B and led a team of over 2,000 associates across the U.S. and Canada.

“At PFX, we pride ourselves on the strength of our supply chain and logistics teams, as well as the efficiency, consistency, and reliability of our network, which serves as the foundation of our business," said PFX President and CEO, Michael Baker. "Having a COO who recognizes the significance of upholding quality standards during periods of rapid expansion is vital, and Paul is exceptionally qualified to lead the outstanding customer experience that PFX is renowned for.”

"Being a part of the Pet Food Experts team as COO presents an exciting opportunity for me," expressed McCarron. "I’m eager to leverage my experience in an industry that heavily relies on the strong connection between our brand and our retail partners. I am committed to supporting the current initiatives that have established PFX as a leading force in the pet industry."

McCarron joined Pet Food Experts on October 23, 2023, and will be based out of the Pet Food Experts' national headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

About Pet Food Experts

Pet Food Experts has been putting people first for over 33 years. With an unparalleled portfolio of the industry’s top brands and a vast network of over 6,500 independent pet retailers in 39 states across the U.S., they’re known for their best-in-class customer service delivering long-term success for their partners and the industry as a whole. Visit here for more information on its distribution.

About Abby Gunderson

Abby joined the Pet Food Experts marketing team as the Marketing Manager in the summer of 2022. As a ten-year marketing veteran with a journalism background, Abby is thrilled to be working in the pet industry as an animal lover and advocate. When she's not creating marketing magic with the PFX team, you can find her in the White Mountains of New Hampshire either on a snowboard or in hiking boots, picking up a foster pup to give them a place to crash before they find their forever home, or hunting for a van to become an adventure home on wheels. Currently, she lives in Southeastern Massachusetts with her husband, two cats, and three dogs.