Oxbow Animal Health, a global leader in small animal nutrition, has announced the hiring of Beau Denker as Director of Food Safety & Quality and Niki Riecken as Controller. Denker and Riecken have also joined Oxbow’s Senior Leadership Team, which is responsible for defining Oxbow’s strategic planning and growth.
Denker comes to Oxbow from Clasen Quality Chocolate in Wisconsin, where he served as head of the Food Quality and Safety team. His food ingredient career also includes positions with ConAgra Foods and Cargill Corn Milling. He holds degrees in Chemistry and Geography from Wayne State College in Nebraska. Riecken has more than 25 years of accounting experience for manufacturing companies in the Omaha and Lincoln areas. Prior to joining Oxbow, Riecken was assistant controller with Malnove Incorporated. Riecken holds degrees in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
“Adding professionals like Beau and Niki to the Oxbow team maintains our standards of excellence,” said Deb Buhro, CEO of Oxbow. “Their experience, vision and passion will be invaluable to the Senior Leadership Team as we work toward making sound business decisions for the future of Oxbow Animal Health.”
“I’m excited to be part of a growing company that strives every day to enrich the lives of pets and their owners,” said Ricken. “Oxbow always has been and always will be a business that genuinely cares about the well-being and development of the entire team.”
“I am honored to join the Oxbow family,” said Denker. “I look forward to working with a brand that holds quality and growth in such high regard. These are exciting times for Oxbow.”
Oxbow Animal Health is a worldwide supplier of premium life-staged foods and supportive care products for small exotic animals. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians worldwide, Oxbow offers an extensive line of superior quality, high-fiber hay, pellet products, treats and supplements for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and adult pet rats. Oxbow’s mission is to provide superior-quality food and forage products for specialized animal markets. Oxbow accomplishes this through genuine concern for animals and their caregivers, educational awareness of nutritional needs, a high standard of product excellence, research and development of new products, and highly personalized service.