Interview with the Director and CEO: Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT)
Richard Thompson is Director and Chief Executive Officer of Freshpet, Inc. Mr. Thompson has been a member of the board of directors since December 2010 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2011 when MidOcean made its initial investment in the company. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Thompson made investments in various businesses, including ZooToo, an online community for pet lovers. He served as Chief Executive Officer of The Meow Mix Company from 2002 until its sale to Del Monte Foods in 2006. Mr. Thompson has been involved in a number of successful ventures, including the American Italian Pasta Company, which he founded in 1985 and where he served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to 1991. Mr. Thompson provides the board of directors with knowledge of the daily affairs of the company, public-company experience and expertise in the consumer products industry. Profile
TWST: Please give us the history of Freshpet.
Mr. Thompson: Freshpet is dedicated to bringing the power of fresh, real food to pets. Freshpet is a disruptive, innovative concept that is