The Honest Kitchen Welcomes Kurt Schmidt and Steve Ball to Its Board of Directors

San Diego, CA, April 30, 2024 – The Honest Kitchen, the leader in human grade pet food, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, Kurt Schmidt and Steve Ball. These appointments are effective immediately and underscore  the company’s commitment to advancing pet health, innovation, and strategic growth. 

Kurt Schmidt brings to The Honest Kitchen a wealth of experience from his illustrious  career in the consumer goods sector, having held leadership positions at notable  companies including Kraft, Wrigley, Blue Buffalo and Nestle. His expertise in driving growth  and innovation will be invaluable to The Honest Kitchen as it continues to expand its  presence in the pet food industry. 

Steve Ball, known for his entrepreneurial and strategic leadership in pet food and  supplements, will leverage his extensive experience at ‘I and Love and You’ and Zesty Paws to support The Honest Kitchen’s strategic growth initiatives. His forward-thinking approach  to digital commerce and brand building will play a crucial role in advancing the company’s  mission to provide pet parents with the highest quality foods. 

Will Lisman, CEO of The Honest Kitchen, expressed his enthusiasm for the new  appointments, stating, “We are incredibly fortunate to welcome Kurt and Steve to our  Board of Directors. Their combined experience and industry insights will be instrumental in  guiding The Honest Kitchen through our next phase of growth. Their strategic guidance will  be key as we strive to maintain our leading edge in the market and uphold our commitment  to delivering superior pet nutrition.” 

Kurt Schmidt shared his excitement about joining The Honest Kitchen, saying, “I am thrilled  to be part of a company that is as passionate about pets and their well-being as I am. The  Honest Kitchen’s dedication to quality and whole-food ingredients is something I deeply  admire, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s success and growth in the  years to come.” 

Steve Ball also commented on his new role, noting, “The Honest Kitchen is at the forefront  of innovation in the pet food industry, and I’m excited to bring my experience as a founder  and operator to such a dynamic company. Together, I believe we can make a significant  impact on how people nourish their pets, making healthy, natural foods the standard.” 

The Honest Kitchen is poised for an exciting future with the addition of Kurt Schmidt and  Steve Ball to its Board of Directors. Their expertise and leadership will undoubtedly 

contribute to the company’s ongoing success and commitment to raising the bar in pet food. 

About The Honest Kitchen 

The Honest Kitchen was founded by Lucy Postins in 2002 in San Diego, CA, with a mission  to help as many pets as possible get on the road to good health through good food. They  produce a full line of human-grade, complete and balanced foods for pets including dry, dehydrated and wet foods as well as treats, toppers, hydration boosters and a best-selling  digestive supplement. The Honest Kitchen was the first-ever human-grade pet food,  meaning the finished product meets human-food production standards (unlike  conventional pet food, which is feed grade). Each Honest Kitchen product is made with  uncompromising quality and safety standards by a company of pet lovers. For more  information, please visit

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