October 2, 2023

Aperture Pet & Life Awarded “2023 Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry”

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., October 2, 2023 (Newswire.com) - the integrated company for some of the largest brands in the aquatics industry, including Bulk Reef Supply, NeptuneSystems, EcoTech Marine and AquaIllumination, is pleased to announce that it was selected as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry. Pet Age has partnered with BestCompanies Group to identify pet companies where leaders have excelled in creating quality workplaces.

This survey is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the
best employers in the pet industry, benefiting the industry's economy, workforce and businesses.

To be considered for participation, organizations had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

• Must be in business a minimum of 1 year;
• Be a publicly or privately held business;
• Have a facility in the United States/Canada;
• Have a minimum of 15 employees in the United States/Canada; and,Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business

Pet Companies from across the United States and Canada entered the two-part survey process todetermine Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry. The first part consisted of evaluating eachnominated organization's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. Thispart of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.

The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part ofthe process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determinedthe top nonprofits and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration andsurvey process, analyzed the data and determined the ranking.

“We’re thrilled to be selected as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry,” said NatalieStrahan, CEO for Aperture, “We have a very special culture and company full of talented, passionateemployees who share one galvanizing mission to enrich lives through thriving ecosystems.”

For more information about Aperture visit www.apetlife.com, about Pet Age visit www.petage.com or about the Best Places to Work in the Pet Industry program, visit www.BestPetCompaniestoWorkFor.com.