• Press release

Shane Guilliams Named Chief Financial Officer

ST. CHARLES, MO (July 29, 2019) – Royal Canin USA, a global leader in pet health nutrition, announced Shane Guilliams has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective immediately. Royal Canin has experienced rapid growth and is one of Mars’ billion dollar brands globally.

“I am thrilled to welcome Shane to the role of CFO and to the Leadership Team of the Royal Canin USA
business,” said Kamie Eckert, Royal Canin USA President. “Shane’s strong financial acumen along with his vision for the future makes him ideal for this role and our business as we continue to serve more pets.”

Guilliams brings extensive financial experience to the role, most recently the role of CFO at Harvest Food Distributors as well as a wide range of financial and accounting positions at U.S. Foods, Inc. Among his many accomplishments, Guilliams centralized processing activities for two organizations, leading to nearly $2 million in savings and centralized local pricing from 60 markets to one central location without business disruptions. He oversaw a team of financial services, IT, contracts management and data analytics professionals, helping them to achieve tremendous business results efficiently.

“I could not be more excited to be joining the Royal Canin team at this pivotal point in the business,” said Guilliams. “Leading a team of top-notch financial professionals, committed to the same goal of making a better world for pets, is a privilege.”

Guilliams has more than 30 years of experience, including roles in finance and customer operations. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Missouri and is a certified public accountant (CPA). Guilliams recently returned to Missouri and resides in the St. Louis, Missouri, area with his West Highland Terrier, Cygna.

Royal Canin USA is a leader in science-based cat and dog health nutrition. Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has more than 50 years of experience in delivering individualized nutritional solutions. In collaboration with an expert team of nutritionists, breeders and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin places cats and dogs at the central point of the innovation process. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed, lifestyle and therapeutic requirements. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide. Royal Canin is a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. To learn more about Royal Canin, visit www.royalcanin.com and "LIKE" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/royalcaninus.