Brent Weinmann, President and CEO of Vitakraft Sunseed, Inc., has been named President of The Pet Care Trust. A non-profit, charitable public foundation, The Pet Care Trust was incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1990.
The Pet Care Trust mission was formed with the purpose of promoting public understanding regarding the value and right to have and enjoy companion animals, enhancing knowledge about companion animals via research and education, and promoting professionalism among members of the companion animal community.
“Brent Weinmann has a long track record of service to the Pet Care Trust as a member of the Board of Trustees,” said Steven King, Executive Director of the Pet Care Trust. “His leadership skills, creativity and devotion to the Trust’s mission will be in evidence even more during his term as president.”
Weinmann has been on the board of The Pet Care Trust since 2002. Weinmann will replace former President Lew Sutton, former President of the Pet Care Trust for the past nine years. Weinmann is also a board member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and has held seats on the boards of Wood Lane Industries and Wood County Workforce Policy Board.
“I am looking forward to continuing in the strong direction that Lew Sutton provided for 9 years as the President of the Pet Care Trust,” said Weinmann. “I plan to focus on our signature program, Pets in the Classroom. Working with teachers to help give them an opportunity to make pets part of the learning process is exciting. The Trust has received hundreds of thank you letters, pictures and stories of how student engagement and stimulation increases when animals are part of the curriculum.”
For more information, visit www.petsintheclassroom.org/about.