other notable deaths

other notable deaths

February 22, 2007

JACK BEHNKEN, 80 Founded pet food firm

Jack Behnken, who started the company that makes pet food brands including Atta Boy and Atta Cat, died of cancer Sunday in Ogden, Utah.

Mr. Behnken, president and chief executive of American Nutrition Inc., started the company in 1972, calling it Animal Nutrition, after working for Kellogg Co. and Welch Grape Juice Co.

It was the start of a chain of factories that produce pet food, including Southwest Pet Products in Phoenix and Northwest Pet Products in Woodland, Wash.

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