About Us

OUR  HISTORY

Founded in 1985 as a custom manufacturer of pet food, CJ Foods has a long-standing history & excellent reputation as the leader in the super premium natural pet food category. Named CJ’s by its founders, Chuck & Joyce Kuenzi, CJ’s has been guided by a strong set of principles, "How we do business will always be more important than if we do business." This philosophy has been a guidepost to the company from its very first bag of food to the product we make now.

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OUR  HISTORY

Founded in 1985 as a custom manufacturer of pet food, CJ Foods has a long-standing history & excellent reputation as the leader in the super premium natural pet food category. Named CJ’s by its founders, Chuck & Joyce Kuenzi, CJ’s has been guided by a strong set of principles, “How we do business will always be more important than if we do business”. This philosophy has been a guidepost to the company from its very first bag of food to the product we make now.

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PET FOOD LEADERSHIP

Recognized as the company with a giant reputation, CJ Foods is known for it’s leadership in the pet food industry. The leadership team at CJ Foods comes from a diverse background of both pet & human food experience. With it comes a dedication to the very best for every bowl of food we make.

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PET FOOD LEADERSHIP

Recognized as the company with a giant reputation, CJ Foods is known for it’s leadership in the pet food industry. The leadership team at CJ Foods comes from a diverse background of both pet & human food experience. With it comes a dedication to the very best for every bowl of food we make.

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Tod Morgan

Tod Morgan
Chairman

Elliott Haverlack

Elliott Haverlack
President

Brian Lundquist

Brian Lundquist 
Chief Operating Officer

Brad Berentson

Brad Berentson
Chief Financial Officer

Rand Schafer

Rand Schafer
Chief Revenue Officer

Heather Govea

Heather Govea
Vice President, Private Brands

Kristin Chandler

Kristin Chandler
Chief of Staff

OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Tod Morgan

Tod Morgan
Chairman

Elliott Haverlack

Elliott Haverlack
President

Brian Lundquist

Brian Lundquist 
Chief Operating Officer

Brad Berentson

Brad Berentson
Chief Financial Officer

Rand Schafer

Rand Schafer
Chief Revenue Officer

Heather Govea

Heather Govea
Vice President, Private Brands

Kristin Chandler

Kristin Chandler
Chief of Staff

COMMUNITY FOCUSED

We live & love the people & pets in our community. Our original mission by our founder was to use CJ Foods as a means to help feed those in need. The heart of our founder is still in place today, and we actively work locally to benefit many in need. CJ Foods, believes in the importance of giving back and we are always looking for ways to give locally and abroad.  There is no cause too small and we enjoy supporting our local schools, churches, fundraising events, shelters, veterans, fire departments, EMT’s and more.

COMMUNITY FOCUSED

We live & love the people & pets in our community. Our original mission by our founder was to use CJ Foods as a means to help feed those in need. The heart of our founder is still in place today, and we actively work locally to benefit many in need. CJ Foods, believes in the importance of giving back and we are always looking for ways to give locally and abroad.  There is no cause too small and we enjoy supporting our local schools, churches, fundraising events, shelters, veterans, fire departments, EMT’s and more.

OUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • PAWS FOR THE CAUSE

    Organized a 5K in Bern, KS.

  • CANNED FOOD DRIVES

    Donating food to local food pantries.

  • SENCA

    Southeast Nebraska Community Action

  • BROWN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

    Sponsor the annual Dog & Jog event as well as other donations.

  • ADOPT A FAMILY

    Giving to local families in need around Christmas.

  • LOCAL DONATIONS

    Giving regularly to Kansas and Nebraska schools, churches, community organizations, Fire Departments/EMT.

  • WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

  • RICHARDSON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

  • NEMAHA COUNTY TRAINING CENTER

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OUR MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES

As a leading manufacturer of pet food, our philosophy has long been when our customers win, we win along with them. This approach is found in everything we do, which is why we have become the partner for so many of our customers who turn to us to deliver excellent quality pet food.

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