Join us on February 12th as we welcome William B. Cyr, CEO, Freshpet and Palmerton native to our monthly luncheon.
Office hours: Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
William B. Cyr, CEO, Freshpet
Billy is the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Freshpet, a fast-growing, publicly traded pet food company based in Secaucus, NJ that manufactures the first all-natural, refrigerated pet food in North America and Western Europe. He joined Freshpet in September of 2016. Since he joined Freshpet, the market cap of the company has more than tripled to $1.3 billion.
Prior to Freshpet, Billy spent more than 11 years leading the Sunny Delight Beverages Co., a $600 million multi-national beverage company, as its President & CEO.
Prior to joining Sunny Delight, Billy spent 19 years at Procter & Gamble where he was a Vice President and General Manager of North American Juice and Global Nutritional Beverages.
Billy is involved in his industry, serving on the Board and Executive Committee of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and previously served on the Board and Executive Committee of the American Beverage Association for many years. He also served on the Boards of the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America and the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati.
He has earned several honors, including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the Association for Corporate Growth’s Deal Maker of the Year, and Distinguished Eagle Scout, Good Scout Award and the Silver Beaver Award from the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America.
He is a graduate of Princeton University where he received a degree in History and East Asian Studies and is a native of Palmerton, PA.
Billy and his wife Linda have four children and have had Samoyed dogs since they married 31 years ago – including their latest, Appa. They currently reside in Saucon Valley.
The Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce maintains its office in the Palmerton Heritage Center at 410 Delaware Avenue in Palmerton