Mr. Tewksbury, age 57, is the founder and President of New England Pet Centers whose subsidiaries are Debby?s Petland, a twelve store chain of full line pet stores, and Quality Pet Supply. Quality Pet Supply is a full-line pet and pet supply distributor representing over 100 manufacturers of pet supplies and a
complete freshwater and saltwater fish, small animal, bird, and reptile holding and distribution center. In the winter of 1994, Mr. Tewksbury opened The Pet Club, a 36,000 square foot super store/cash and carry wholesale pet center in Massachusetts which focuses on tropical fish and supplies. This wholesale and
Retail enterprise is one of the largest in the Northeast in both size and sales volume.
Mr. Tewksbury is a national pet industry leader and has represented the retail industry on the Board of Directors of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) which is a federation of leading pet industry retailers, distributors, livestock breeders and importers, manufacturers and associations. He is the
state coordinator of PIJAC for Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In 1975, he was selected as the industry representative to participate in drafting the original pet store licensing legislation and represents the Massachusetts pet industry today on a task force updating current pet store regulations.