Mark Pieloch

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Mark Pieloch
Born (1957-12-05) December 5, 1957 (age 60)
Nationality American
Education Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
University of Michigan
Occupation President and owner of PF Inc.

Mark Pieloch is the President and owner of PF Inc.,[1] formerly known as Pet Flavors. Pieloch is also the owner and Chairman of the Board of PSPC Inc.,[2] which sells a patented arthritis product for companion animals.[3] Pieloch is a Registered Pharmacist in Massachusetts,[4] Michigan,[5] Kansas, and Nebraska.

Education[edit]

Mark Pieloch attended Gardner High School in Gardner, Massachusetts between the years of 1975–1978, graduating #7 in his class of 385 students. After high school, Pieloch earned a M.S. in Industrial Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, graduating magna cum laude. He then went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan,[6] graduating magna cum laude.

Career[edit]

Pieloch has been a Registered Pharmacist in Massachusetts since 1979.[7] He has founded a variety of business in the field of pet pharmaceuticals.

Pharma Chemie, Inc

Pieloch founded Pharma Chemie, Inc. in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1990. In 1994 relocated the company to Syracuse, Nebraska.[8] In 2012, he split Pharma Chemie, Inc. into two companies: Pharma Chemie, which remained in Syracuse and PSPC Inc. (later renamed Phycox) located in Melbourne, Florida. In 2012, Pieloch sold Pharma Chemie, Inc. to Pet Tech Labs.[9]

Peak Nutrituion Inc.

In 1996, Pieloch founded Peak Nutrition Inc. He later sold the company in 2009.[10]

PalaTech Laboratories

Pieloch incorporated PalaTech Laboratories in Nebraska in 1998, and sold the company in 2009.[11]

Pet Flavors

Pieloch founded Pet Flavors in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. In 2011, Pieloch then moved Pet Flavors Inc. to Melbourne, Florida.[12] and renamed the company PF Inc.

FlavorTek Inc

In 2006, Pieloch founded FlavorTek Inc. in Oldsmar, Florida in 2006 and sold the company in 2010.

Phycox Canine Soft Chews

Pieloch founded Phycox Canine Soft Chews in 2008.

Patents[edit]

Mark Pieloch is named as an inventor or co-inventor for a variety of patents.

On August 24, 2004, US patent #6780437 was issued for coated potassium chloride granules and tablets.[13] The patent was assigned to Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc., with Mark Pieloch and Bradley L. Christenson listed as co-inventors.

On April 11, 2006, US patent #7025965 was issued for a method of use and dosage composition of bluegreen algae extract for inflammation in animals. The patent was assigned to Pharma Chemie, Inc. with Pieloch named as the sole inventor.[14]

Charitable Giving[edit]

Pieloch is active in the animal welfare community, having donated $1.5 million for the building of the new Pieloch Pet Adoption Center in Lincoln.[15][16] The Center opened in June 2013.[17] Pieloch continues to support the organization through fundraising efforts,[18][19]

Other donations include:

Pieloch is also a 2014 Giving Member of the University of Nebraska Foundation Giving Society[20]

The Pieloch Classic Car Collection[edit]

Mark Pieloch is a classic car enthusiast and collector. The Pieloch Classic Car Collection today includes 137 classic and antique vehicles, consisting mainly of muscle cars from the 1960s through 1971. The collection is housed in a 123,000 square foot facility in Melbourne, Florida.[21]

Pieloch Classic Car Collection Highlights

  • 137 cars, one-quarter of which have less than 200 miles on the odometer[22]
  • 25 Indy 500 Pace Cars, including a 1955 Convertible Chevrolet Bel Air Pace Car and a 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Convertible Pace Car.
  • 25 cars with less than 100 original miles.
  • 80 First Place National Show Cars.
  • 10 Shelby Mustang cars dating from 1965 to 1970, including a 1968 Shelby GT 500 Cobra convertible[23]

The collection also includes 10 Yenkos dating from 1966 to 1981:[24]

  • A 1966 Yenko Corvair race car that is an actual SCCA Class D National Champion car.
  • A 1968 Yenko Camaro with 5800 original miles.
  • A 1969 Yenko Camaro with 9900 original miles, which was Don Yenko's person car known as UNO (http://clubs.hemmings.com/nirg-earlyfordv-8/Newsletter/2008/Jun/June08-2.htm).
  • A 1972 Yenko Vega Wagon; 1 of only 50 ever produced and the only one known to exist.
  • A 1981 Yenko Camaro Stage III Turbo Charged; 1 of 3 ever built and the only one known to exist.
  • A 1957 Chevy Bel-Air which won Best of Show in 2006 at the Brainard Car Club (http://brainardcarclub.org/2006winners.html).
  • 30 Corvettes, most of which are special editions or unique 1 of 1 cars.
  • 25 Camaros; including 2 Yenkos and 1 COPO.
  • 17 1955 and 1957 Chevrolets, Fords, Mercurys
  • 7 Boss Mustangs

In addition to automobiles, the collection includes:

  • 38 restored antique gas pumps.
  • 26 restored antique pedal cars.
  • 14 antique radios, including an ultra rare 1949 Coca-Cola table top radio.
  • 13 restored antique balloon-tire bikes.
  • 108 restored neon auto signs.
  • 3 antique restored soda coolers
  • A restored 1952 Seeburg Model 100 jukebox.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PF, INC". Florida Companies. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "PSPC, INC". Florida Companies. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mark J Pieloch Inventor". Patent Buddy. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Massachusetts Health Care Safety & Quality License Verification Site". Massachusetts Official Website of the Office of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bureau of Health Care Services Verify a License/Registration". Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Michigan Ross School of Business Investor Report" (PDF). Michigan Ross School of Business. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Massachusetts Health Care Safety & Quality License Verification Site". Massachusetts Official Website of the Office of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Associated Press. "Nebraska Animal Nutrition Company Signals It'll Leave". KMTV Action News. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pharma Chemie plant in Syracuse sold". Journal Star. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Pieloch no longer owns Pala-Tech or Peak Nutrition". Lincoln Journal Star. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Pieloch no longer owns Pala-Tech or Peak Nutrition". Lincoln Journal Star. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  12. ^ George, White (3 July 2012). "The Space Coast or Nebraska?". Space Coast Business. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Patents by Inventor Mark J. Pieloch". Justia Patents. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Patents by Inventor Mark J. Pieloch". Justia Patents. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Duggan, Joe (23 November 2011). "Pieloch gift to build pet shelter". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  16. ^ Andersen, Erin (22 November 2011). "Humane Society gets $1.5 million gift". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  17. ^ Andersen, Erin (29 June 2013). "A look inside the Capital Humane Society's new home". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Andersen, Erin (4 April 2014). "Raffle of classic car to benefit homeless dogs and cats". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  19. ^ KLKN Newsroom (4 April 2014). "Humane Society raffles off muscle car". KLKN-TV ABC 8 Eyewitness News. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FOUNDATION GIVING SOCIETY". UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA FOUNDATION. p. 78. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  21. ^ Neale, Rick. ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO IN OCTOBER (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today, 19 January 2016), p. 1A and 8A.
  22. ^ "Nebraska In May". Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  23. ^ Bounds, Ken. "Spring Fling 2008: "We Were Blown Away"". Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  24. ^ "HCC Calendar of Events for 2010". Retrieved 10 April 2014.