SOURCE: Oil-Dri Corporation of America

June 16, 2008 16:30 ET

Oil-Dri Names Ron Cravens Vice President and General Manager of Animal Health and Nutrition Business

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Oil-Dri Corporation of America today announced that Ron Cravens has been named Vice President and General Manager of the Company's animal health and nutrition division. Cravens will lead the global team to develop strategic approaches for profitable revenue generation.

"We are excited about the future prospects of our animal health business. These opportunities are consistent with our mission of 'Creating Value From Sorbent Minerals,'" said Dan Jaffee, President and CEO. "This is a rapidly growing, worldwide business and we are fortunate to have Ron leading our efforts to help us leverage our clay's unique properties."

Cravens has served as President and CEO of Novartis Animal Vaccines, Inc. in Overland, Kansas and has also held senior level marketing positions with Pfizer Animal Health and product development positions with Smithkline Beecham Animal Health in New York and Pennsylvania. Cravens holds degrees in Veterinary Medicine, Environmental Health and Animal Science from Colorado State University.

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