Dean Ricard

Chief Executive Officer, Mountain Dog Enterprises Inc.

LinkedIn Profile
President at Canadian Association of Raw Pet Food Manufacturers
Dean Ricard is the founder and CEO of Mountain Dog Enterprises Inc., one of the largest frozen raw pet food manufacturers in Canada and the only manufacturer in the country with HACCP Canada certification. A pioneer in the industry, Ricard first became involved in the mid 90’s with the development of a raw food diet for his own pack of breeding Bernese Mountain dogs.

In 2007, recognizing the lack of regulatory standards and industry best practices in a growing pet food category, Ricard lead the formation of the Canadian Association of Raw Pet Food Manufacturers. The association provides manufacturing guidelines, recognition for manufacturers in good standing, and a way for consumers to differentiate between the growing number of brands in the industry.

Prior to the founding of Mountain Dog, Ricard held a number of sales and manufacturing positions in multinational conglomerates in the industrial sector including SKF Bearings and Canadian Meter.

He and his wife live in Edmonton, Alberta with their dog George.