Pedigree Wholesale has appointed Gerard O'Mahony as its new managing director.\u00a0\r\n\r\nHe replaces Steve Brown, who will now move into the newly created position as CEO of the Pedigree Group. During Brown\u2019s time in the position Pedigree Wholesale entered the specialist pet retail arena with it\u2019s Just for Pets acquisition and turnaround.\r\n\r\nO\u2019Mahony was previously the commercial director for pedigree wholesale, responsible for the sales, customer Services, marketing and buying teams.\u00a0\r\n\r\nO'Mahony said: "This is an exciting and challenging time for Pedigree and the Specialist Pet market, and I'm delighted to be taking up this position. I look forward to continuing our work with customers and suppliers to maximise the commercial opportunities and benefits for all in the channel.\u00a0\u00a0\r\n\r\n\u201cWe have a great team here at Pedigree Wholesale, they've shown courage and resilience over the last 18 months. We find ourselves coming out stronger than ever, looking forward to seeing out the year positively and further developing our strategic aims in 2022 and beyond."\r\n\r\nBrown added: "I'm delighted that Gerard has agreed to move into the role of managing director. Gerard's affinity with our values and purpose alongside his commercial expertise will help guide Pedigree Wholesale into the future to benefit our people, customers, and supplier partners.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\u201cI look forward to supporting Gerard and the team through the next phase of Pedigree Wholesale's development and growth."