“I consider myself fortunate to have worked for Jeff Gibbs for 13 years, as he taught and coached me from his vast knowledge of companion animal nutrition, formula development and pet food regulatory affairs.
I have worked with Jeff for nearly 15 years as his direct supervisor. He has a tremendous breadth of knowledge in pet food formulation and regulatory affairs which has been invaluable in that I have been able to use him in flexible roles in our group. He is highly regarded for his detailed knowledge of formulation considering not just the process itself but a key understanding of how to accommodate the inherent variability of raw materials.
I'm Mocha. Yes, I know mocha is a chocolate name and I'm a Black Lab. Ask him>>>>>>>>>>>>>, he thinks I look Chocolate in the bright sunlight. Seriously, I'm ten years old and livin' the dog's dream.
<<<<<<<<<<I toy with him letting him think he's the boss. 'nuf said.
Jeffery N. Gibbs
I started my pet food career in 1981 at the Carnation Company leading development on such marquee brands as Mighty Dog, Friskies, & Fancy Feast over the next decade. Spent two years as the product manager for pet food enhancers manufactured by Bioproducts (purchased by AFB). Grabbed the opportunity to join the fast growing wet pet food manufacturer Menu Foods in 1993.
"I consider myself fortunate to have worked for Jeff Gibbs for 13 years, as he taught and coached me from his vast knowledge of companion animal nutrition, formula development and pet food regulatory affairs. Jeff has an exceptional ability to problem solve and his decisions are well thought out and clearly articulated. I admire his passion for innovation as he is a creative thinker and always strives to put the customer's needs first. Most of all, the greatest respect I have for Jeff is his personal integrity and high moral ground. I could not have asked for a better mentor during key defining years in my career."
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
SIMMONS PET FOOD, INC.