Pedigree Ovens Implements Senior Leadership Structure to Sustain Future Growth

Harvard, Illinois – July 13, 2017 – The Pound Bakery and Pedigree Ovens announced a new leadership team and management structure to better position the company for long-term growth. This organization has been developed in response to increased company growth over the past few years and in preparation for continued growth and new capabilities the companies will soon be adding.

This new structure named Lexie Berglund President of The Pound Bakery, Jared Gratz Chief Operating Officer, and Tom MacKenzie Plant Manager. Company owner, Kurt Stricker said, “I’m excited to have this great team of employees in charge as we continue to grow in the upcoming years.”

About Lexie Berglund

As President of The Pound Bakery, Lexie Berglund is in charge of sales and product development. Berglund has been with The Pound Bakery for the ten years and will be working to continue to grow the client base and help clients craft new formulas.

About Jared Gratz

Gratz has been employed by The Pound Bakery and Pedigree Ovens for the past four years. In his new position, Gratz will be responsible for managing and streamlining all food safety requirements and plant production. This will include overseeing bakery production, as well as, extrusion production when new capabilities will be added later this year.

About Tom MacKenzie

Tom MacKenzie has been with The Pound Bakery and Pedigree Ovens for fourteen years and has helped grow and manage the production and manufacturing. In this new role, Mackenzie will oversee and manage production and maintenance.


About The Pound Bakery and Pedigree Ovens

The Pound Bakery and Pedigree Ovens has been a leading a pet treat manufacturer since beginning in 1996. The company specializes in wholesale treat sales, private label services, and pet treat manufacturing. With more than 20 years of experience, the team at The Pound Bakery and Pedigree Ovens are experts in the pet consumables market. The business will be adding extrusion, dry-oven finished and kibble capabilities in 2017. More information can be found online at

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