Press Release By W.F. Young Inc.
Tyler Young has been appointed executive chairman of the Board of Directors. The fourth generation to lead this family-owned business, Young most recently served as chief executive officer (CEO). In his new role, Young provides guidance and oversight to the Board.
Adam Raczkowski, who has been with the company since 1992 and held the position of president since 2008, has been named CEO to replace Young. Raczkowski is now responsible for the strategic direction of the company.
Chris Jacobi has been promoted to president, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations and overall performance of the company. Jacobi joined W. F. Young in January 2014 as general manager of the Equine Division, bringing with him 30 years of experience in equine and companion animal sales, marketing and operations, both domestically and internationally.
“In the 18 months since Chris joined W. F. Young, he has proven to be an effective leader and manager, and has fully integrated himself into our team,” Raczkowski says. “The Board, Tyler and I have complete confidence in his ability to manage all facets of the business and lead the way to achieving our aggressive growth goals in both the equine and pet markets.”
Raczkowski and Jacobi will remain based in W. F. Young’s corporate headquarters in East Longmeadow, Mass. Young is based in La Jolla, Calif.