Robert J. Shipley

Robert Shipley  

BS marketing, 1975 

Previous Employment: General manager and vice president,
Unilever; president and cofounder, California Wine Works LLC; vice
president, Helene Curtis Inc.; unit manager, beauty care, Proctor
and Gamble; communications offcer, U.S. Marine Corps

Current Position: President and chief executive offcer,
The Hartz Mountain Corporation, Secaucus, New Jersey


  • Member, American Pet Products Association Board of Directors
  • Human Animal Bond Initiative Steering Committee
  • Past board member, Students in Free Enterprise
  • Past board member, National Chain Drug Association
  • Past advisory board member, National Association of Service Merchandisers 

Keys to Success: “I always enjoy a challenge and believe straight talk creates for better communication. In the end, effective communications is a key driver of success and achieving superior results.”