|As part of Banfield's strategic executive succession plan, Tony Ueber moved into the role of president and CEO.|
Tony Ueber stepped into the role of president and CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Banfield Pet Hospital, the company reported today.
Ueber already held the title of president, and his transition into the added role of CEO was part of Banfield’s strategic executive succession plan, which began when Ueber joined Banfield in January 2009 as an executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“Over the past three years, Tony’s leadership role at Banfield has been instrumental in creating a solid foundation for growth and a culture of trust and teamwork throughout the practice,” said Pierre Laubies, global petcare president for Mars Inc. Banfield is a member of the Mars Global Petcare family of companies.
Since being promoted to president in July 2011, Ueber and other members of the Banfield leadership team have focused on initiatives relating to preventive care for pets, enhancing client experience in Banfield hospitals and improving associate engagement levels in the U.S.
Former Banfield president and CEO John Payne will serve as an advisor to the Mars Global Petcare business.