NASC's Bill Bookout holding cat named Marmalade

Bill Bookout named to Pet Age “Power 50” list for second year in a row

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For the second consecutive year, Bill Bookout, president and board chairman of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), has been named to the Pet Age Power 50 list. Featured in the November 2022 issue of Pet Age magazine, the list spotlights executives, directors, and authorities who have made a substantial impact on the pet care industry over the past year.

According to Pet Age, “The criteria for selection were relatively straightforward: Identify the people influencing the pet care community in a positive way, whether they be company leaders, heads of organizations, or officials whose decisions affect the pet care community and the animals we serve.”

This year alone, Bookout and the NASC have worked with the Vermont Department of Agriculture to create a specific, statutorily recognized category for supplements; continued work with the Florida Department of Agriculture to address animal health supplements and eliminate stop sales until a viable solution is submitted in the 2023 legislature; initiated a long-term CBD safety study in dogs that will be completed Q4 2022 in response to FDA-CVM’s request for such a study; and advocated on behalf of Idaho pet owners and pet product suppliers in response to that state’s decision to stop the sale of animal remedies containing hemp and CBD.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected alongside these 49 other industry leaders, all of whom are working to help the pets we love so much live longer, happier, healthier lives,” Bookout said. “I am humbled to lead this organization comprised of hard-working member companies that have made it their mission to make a difference in the lives of millions of animals around the world. That’s why we’re all here.”

The NASC also wishes to congratulate the following Power 50 honorees from NASC member companies:

  • Olivier Amice, WhiteBridge
  • Nicki Baty, Hill’s Pet Nutrition US
  • Tim Cofer, Central Garden & Pet
  • Robert Downey, Annamaet
  • Andrea Faccio, Nestle Purina PetCare
  • Dr. Bob Goldstein, Earth Animal
  • Reed Howlett, Wellness Pet Company
  • Michael Landa, Nulo
  • Chuck Latham, H&C Animal Health
  • Jaime McKinley, W.F. Young
  • Charlie Nelson, KLN Family Brands
  • Lucy Postins, The Honest Kitchen
  • Jacqueline Prehogan, Open Farm
  • Ikdeep Singh, Mars Pet Nutrition