Executive Leadership

Robert Candelino, CEO

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Firstly, I am proud to be joining a company that has made pet safety and happiness their primary objective. We don't just sell products, we are improving lives and bringing joy to pets and their families every day, and that is a hugely inspiring purpose. Second is the team and culture. Business performance is almost inevitable when an organization has a great sense of purpose and talented, inspired people who love what they do and know why they do it. It is super inspiring that many leaders in Radio Systems have been there for more than half the company's life. That means we have a very rare and special combination of talent and deep expertise to improve the lives of pets through their work.

Chris Chandler

Chief Operating Officer

Chris started his career with Radio Systems in 2004. Prior to being the Chief Operating Office (COO), Chris served as our CFO from 2004 to mid-2021. View full profile

Mike Day

VP, Supply Chain Operation

As VP Supply Chain Operations, Mike is responsible for leading the end-to-end supply chain of Radio Systems Corporation® which include Planning, Sourcing, Order Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Project Management functions. View full profile

Tom Feiten

Vice President of Domestic Sales

Tom is responsible for sales to all US based retail partners and plays and active role in the company’s pricing structure and policies as well as the forecasting and demand planning process. View full profile

Nahel Gandhi

Chief Digital Officer

Nahel Gandhi is the Chief Digital Officer and will be leading the digital transformation of RSC by preparing for the future and positioning the company to be competitive with a digital edge. View full profile

Brett Johnson

Chief Customer Officer

Brett joined Radio Systems Corporation in 2010 and serves as the company’s Chief Customer Officer, overseeing the Analytics & Insights, Market Research, and Customer Care. View full profile

Albert Lee

VP, Engineering & Project Management

Albert began his career at RSC straight out of college. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. View full profile

Melissa Poisson

Senior Director of Category & Brand Development, PetSafe Brand

Melissa joined the company in February, 2010, as a National Accounts Manager based out of Franklin, Tennessee. In 2012, Melissa moved her family to the Knoxville area when she was promoted to the Category Director position. View full profile

Jenny Swanson

Sr. Dir., Human Resources

Jenny Swanson is the Director of Human Resources and has been working with Radio Systems since 2006. Jenny graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee with a BA in Sociology, Criminal Justice. View full profile

Lance Tracy

Chief Commercial Officer

As Radio System’s CCO, Lance is responsible for leading the planning and execution of all business development, brand, marketing, engineering, and product development activities. View full profile

Brad van der Veen

VP, International

Brad joined Radio Systems Corporation in November 1998 as Managing Director Canada, where he was responsible for the buildup of the Canadian operation. View full profile

David Ownby

Chief Financial Officer

David is very active within the business community and has been recognized by Leadership Knoxville, Class of 2016, the Knoxville Business Journal as CFO of the Year, 2012 and the Knoxville Business Journal 40 Under 40 in 2007. View full profile

Vince Fusco

Chief Accounting Officer

Vince is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day accounting functions for RSC which includes Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Treasury, internal and external reporting and regulatory compliance. View full profile
We are making pet ownership better — easier, more fun, and rewarding.

- Chris Chandler, COO

Board of Directors

John Compton

Mr. Compton became a partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in 2015 having served as an operating advisor since 2013. View full profile

Randy Boyd

Randy is the founder of Radio Systems Corporation, which he started in 1991. Radio Systems is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has over 630 associates worldwide with offices in 7 countries. View full profile

Heather Jordan Cartwright

Ms. Cartwright is the VP of Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft, leading cloud engineering, incubation, and strategy for the health industry at Microsoft. View full profile

Ken Giuriceo

Mr. Giuriceo has been with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for 17 years and is a member of the Investment Committee. View full profile

Greg Pasqua

Mr. Pasqua joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in 2009. View full profile

Michael Tesser

Mr. Tesser joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in 2013 and is principally engaged in evaluating investment opportunities. View full profile

Stephen Gibbs

Steve serves as the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller at The Home Depot. View full profile