KANSAS CITY, MO. — Sosland Publishing Company, parent company of MEAT+POULTRY, announced on Oct. 14 Dave Crost was named publisher of Pet Food Processing. Crost succeeds Steve Berne who left the company to pursue other interests.

Crost, who will continue in his role as publisher of MEAT+POULTRY, has been with Sosland Publishing since 2005, and was instrumental in the development of the pet food publication. He is uniquely suited to further expand its print issues and digital media channels.

Pet Food Processing is a B2B media provider focused on the production, formulation and food safety of pet food and treats in North America. The quarterly print publication provides news and information about processors and brands in the industry, new products and trends, innovations in equipment and ingredients, regulatory compliance, packaging, and other related topics.

“Dave is a highly respected, experienced industry professional, and he will lead an accomplished editorial and sales team,” said Charles S. Sosland, chief executive officer of Sosland Publishing Company. “Pet Food Processing’s readers and advertisers can continue to count on the highest quality industry coverage and marketing opportunities the publication has delivered consistently since its launch.”

Leading the Pet Food Processing editorial team is Jennifer Semple, who joined Sosland in 2017 as editor in advance of its 2018 launch. The publication was immediately well received and has grown consistently during the past three years. Jordan Tyler, associate digital editor, joined the Sosland pet food team in 2018 to grow its digital presence and has succeeded in expanding the publication’s reach and social media audience.

As the US pet food and treat industry continues to grow, Pet Food Processing remains committed to partnering with industry suppliers to bring the knowledge and insights processors require to meet the needs of the consumers they serve.