About Us

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The Peterson Company is the premier developer and manufacturer of custom ingredient solutions dedicated solely to the needs of the pet food industry.

As our client, you have our full dedication to ensure that every product development goal is met.

Flexible Ingredient Design

There are multiple benefits to our onsite design process, but what clients appreciate most of all is our practicality. We help clients arrive at fast, efficient solutions supported by knowledgeable customer service.

Passionate Expertise

We combine technical expertise with a true passion for the pet food industry as we create functional, nutritional and label-friendly ingredient solutions for clients across the globe.

Unparalleled Breadth of Industry Resources

After 50 years of proven success and close collaboration with leading suppliers around the world, The Peterson Company has been involved in shaping more products and brands than you can imagine.

Know that your secret is safe with us. In the end it’s your name on the label, and your competitive advantage to own.

Ron Sayen, CEO

Ron Sayen, CEO has a background in the technical research of canned, soft-moist, dry and treat pet food formulations, as well as extensive experience in the identification, development and sales of specialized ingredients for the pet food industry.

Leigh Ann Sayen, President and Owner

Leigh Ann Sayen, President and Owner, has a technical background that has been instrumental in the continued growth of the company in both a product development and technical sales capacity. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Kalamazoo College and post graduate work in Food Science at Michigan State University.