Petfood manufacturer Carnivore Meat Company has appointed Brett Simmons to their Director of Operations, prior to which he held the position of Plant Manager and had done so since 2011.
Simmons’ relationship with the company started aged nineteen, when he worked as a labourer on the production floor. Over the years he has performed a variety of operational roles before becoming Production Supervisor, and then Plant Manager, and now Director of Operations.
“Brett was instrumental in the design and construction of our custom freeze-dryers and has been involved in all of our projects,” remarks Brian Lakari, VP of Operations. “It’s impossible to overstate the impact Brett has had on making this company what it is today.”
This marks Simmons’ sixteenth year with the company, during which he has helped the company’s annual revenue to increase from one million to more than sixty million, as a key component of the company’s growth.
In addition, he has also been integral to several plant start-ups and company expansions alongside overseeing procurement of equipment and raw material. In recognition of his successes within the company and petfood industry in general, in 2017 Simmons won Pet Age’s Forty Under 40 Icon Awards, for “devotion to the success of the pet industry and a commitment to professional excellence.”
Carnivore Meat Company is growing quickly, as in 2021 the company announced a major partnership with Arbor Investments, following on from their purchase of an additional building and two major expansions to their freeze-drying operation. This is expected to more than double the company’s production capacity before the end of 2022.
“I enjoy the people and the relationships that have been built over the years,” comments Simons. “We’ve built a culture and a team that is by far the most unique group of hardworking people I have been around … We are truly like a family here.”
For more information on the Carnivore Meat Company visit their website, HERE.