A Brand at the Risk of Extinction

It’s not a surprise to those that know me well that I enjoy playing in the outdoors in many ways. One of my favorite pastimes is spending time in the field with my “fur-babies”.  My two dogs Reggie and Arlo, have fun but they also “work” hard pointing and retrieving birds in the field, they truly are athletes, and any serious athlete knows that a key to top performance is proper diet.  As other avid pet lovers would agree, I would do mostly anything for them and when I see stories like this “Darwin’s Pet Food owner knew of pathogens in production plant” in my Social Media feed, it really makes me sad.  

Strengthening the Cherney Team - Double Time!

Just over a month and a half ago, Debra Cherney shared the exciting announcement of Cherney's new COO Steve Kuchenberg.  Today - the Cherney team is happy to share that we again have added to our Leadership Team.  Please extend a warm welcome to Karrie Bierhals (Technical Services Manager) and Jeremy Syring (Client Services Manager)!  More information regarding these two individuals are below!

CEO Corner – An Introduction to Cherney's new COO

As stated earlier in the year - we’ve given Founder & CEO Debra Cherney the opportunity to share thoughts on any topic of her choice.  While many of them will be related to food safety, the one below is of excitement so please, read on!  


To our Cherney community consisting of customers, colleagues, and industry friends.  It is my extreme pleasure to share with you the announcement of Cherney’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steve Kuchenberg, who officially starts with our organization on Monday, September 25th.  Steve's extensive experience within our industry brings a new level of competence and technical expertise to our organization and while I’m personally very excited for him to lead our organization into the future, our team at Cherney will soon see how his passion for doing the right thing for those around him will quickly pass onto you our valued customers.  Steve and I are in lockstep agreement about what actions will be taken to achieve our strategic vision for Cherney.  A very exciting time is ahead, welcome Steve! - Debra Cherney

CEO Corner – Putting Your Interest First Every Time

In our first edition of our quarterly CEO Corner – we’ve given Founder & CEO the opportunity to share thoughts on any topic. While many of them will be related to food safety, the one below is the perfect piece to awareness to Cherney and just one of the many core values that drives our team day in and day out. Enjoy!


Providing an unmatched level of customer service is the foundation upon which my company was founded.  It is one of the main core values we strive to achieve every single day.  Recently, I experienced an incident personally that reminded me of the importance of this value and how it impacts our continued success.