John Pailthorp

President, Global Pet Care at Spectrum Brands

John Pailthorp was appointed President of the Global Pet Care (GPC) Division of Spectrum Brands in October 2019. He previously was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of GPC since December of 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Pailthorp was the Vice President of Global Marketing for the company’s former Pet, Home & Garden division since May of 2015. Mr. Pailthorp began his career with Spectrum Brands in 2002 in Brand Management for lawn & garden products in the company’s Home & Garden division, and moved on to hold a number of Marketing leadership roles, eventually taking on the role of Division Vice President of Home & Garden Marketing in 2010. Mr. Pailthorp earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Baltimore and a Master’s degree in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University.


  • President, Global Pet Care

    Current role

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