About Barrett Petfood Innovations
Barrett Petfood Innovations (BPI) was introduced to the petfood industry when a piece of equipment was purchased by Mike Barrett to manufacture farm products. When Sarah realized that the piece of equipment was designed for food manufacturing, they knew they had to make the transition to pet food and started out manufacturing food for exotic animals.
From there, BPI got established with a lot of family-owned business that took the time to work with them and helped establish quality programs to get BPI where they are today. Slowly, BPI started building up their customer base and made the transition into super premium dog and cat food.
Today, Barrett Petfood Innovations has around 400 different formulas for an array of petfood from turtle, bird, and primate, to cat and dog. BPI remains a family owned and operated business and establishes trust, stability, and growth opportunity for the entire BPI team.
Tom Barrett | Partner / VP Business Development and Purchasing
What is the best part of your job? "Building a business the right way and helping to build my client’s businesses while doing good for the pets we love!"
Do you have a pet? "Charlie the Chocolate Lab"
What makes BPI unique? "We take on the challenges that others stray away from and help customers that may not have the volume that other suppliers are looking for."
What do you do in your free time? "Spend time with my wife Kacee, son Theo and dog. I also enjoy skiing, traveling, hunting and racing cars."
Are you a city or country person? "City!"
Sarah Barrett | Partner / VP Operations / Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
What is the best part of your job? "Every day is a different task!"
Do you have a pet? "Our office cat Alfie strayed in December 2013 and I couldn’t say no! I have a rescue dog, Surley. I also have four horses – Willy (Clydesdale gelding), Hoppy (Clydesdale rescue – she had a horrible underbite and couldn’t graze and is on a special diet), Bugsey (22 year old Welsh pony) and Khemosie (14 year old Arabian). I also have Porky, my beloved rescued pig."
What makes BPI unique? "We cater to smaller family owned business and start-ups. I enjoy working with these types of companies because of their great attitudes. It’s personal to them just like their product is personal to us! I also think we are unique because we have a farming background. We constantly look to better ourselves or reinvent ourselves."
What do you do in your free time? "Restore old furniture, raise pheasants, spend time with my many farm animals, and go fishing with my husband Mike."
Are you a city or country person? "Country!"