John Howe of Manna Pro Products Wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Central Midwest

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EY has presented John Howe, President and CEO of Manna Pro Products,
LLC, a manufacturer and marketer of animal nutrition and care products,
with the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Central Midwest.

The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate
excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation,
financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and
communities. An independent panel of judges selected Howe. The award was
presented at a special gala event in Kansas City, MO on June 16.

Howe joined Manna Pro as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in
2001, and has served as the company’s CEO since 2008. Under Howe’s
leadership, the company has grown substantially through acquisitions, a
commitment to innovation and new product development, and expansion of
retail distribution.

“I’m very passionate about building a team of high performers, a culture
of winning, and bringing value to pet owners who count on and trust
Manna Pro to help nurture their pets,” said Howe. “I envision Manna Pro
as a dynamic market share leader in all 12 of our strategic product
segments with an energized and passionate team of people who are focused
on winning in the marketplace, giving back to their community, and
enriching the lives of millions of pet owners, empowering them to
nurture their animals with products that are innovative, safe, and
effective. I’m very proud of Manna Pro’s relentless focus on innovation
and new product development, which has led to the introduction of over
250 items and has been a big engine of our growth.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of
innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success,
invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities.

As a Central Midwest award winner, Howe is now eligible for
consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program.
Winners will be announced in several categories in November.

About Manna Pro

Manna Pro Products produces high-quality animal nutrition and care
products for a broad range of animals. Its largest group of products is
associated with horses, but the company also produces feed for backyard
poultry and goats, rabbits, cattle, pigs and companion animals. Manna
Pro’s product lines primarily serve the “lifestyle farmer” market –
people who own acreage with farm animals, and operate their farms as a
hobby rather than a business. The company’s flagship product –
Calf-Manna® – has been a staple of animal owners for more than 80
years. Manna Pro’s recently expanded Pet Care/Companion Animal business
offers canine and feline health and wellness supplements. For more
information, visit


Manna Pro Products, LLC
Beth Rogers, 636-681-1739