Sr. Director of Pet Food Business Operations and Sales Force
Eric Matson has been involved with a series of family businesses since a very young age, which included Extru-Tech, Inc. (manufacturer of extrusion equipment) and Star-Tech, Inc. (contract manufacturer of pet food and pet products).
Prior to joining Virbac, Eric worked at KPMG, LLP after college before rejoining another family business, Crosswind Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pet food and pet treats. He also served on the Board of Directors of Crosswind Industries for 15 years and helped contribute to its acquisition by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in 2017.
During that time he founded iVet, LLC with a group of prominent veterinarians. It became the only company in the US solely designed for veterinarian pet food. He served as President of iVet, LLC until it was acquired by Virbac in 2021. His many years of experience in pet food manufacturing, distribution and finance helped Virbac quickly enter the US Pet Food market in 2022 with the launch of the highly successful global brand Veterinary HPM.
He received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Kansas State University and a Masters of Accountancy from Kansas State University and now serves as the Senior Director of US Pet Food for Virbac.