David Campanella

I am an informative and entertaining seminar speaker, contributing trade columnist and genuine grooming enthusiast. I am currently Best Shot Pet Product’s sales, marketing, and public relations director with 30 years of pet industry wisdom. My wife Tracy and I together owned a fullservice pet salon and selfwash in Ohio prior to relocating with Best Shot to Kentucky. over 16 years ago. Together we enjoy exhibiting at grooming shows, being industry ambassadors, and showing our Kerry Blue Terriers, Samoyed, and Lowland Polish Sheepdog.

My experience in the trenches as a bather/brusher, salon owner, sales trainer, and product developer has enhanced my Marketing and Sales career at Best Shot. (Check out my profile on LinkedIn). I have a genuine passion for the grooming industry and recognize both an opportunity and obligation as an educator to champion for truth and share wisdom.

I have led the call for ingredient transparency at Best Shot, raising the bar, and leading by example for other shampoo manufacturers to follow suit. For over a decade I have led seminars at WPA, NDGAA, Barkleigh, and other tradeshow and we4binar venues.

I hold a BS in Business Administration from Cleveland State University, majoring in marketing and minoring in communication. I worked for Royal Appliance/Dirt Devil Inc. as a Regional Account Manager and Sales Trainer. I transitioned into direct-response advertising working at ADVO Systems (Cleveland, Ohio branch) as a Senior Account Manager, and later Knight Ridder Publications at the Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) where I managed its Grocery Business.

I eventually ventured into manufacturing and marketing dryers, tubs, and bathing systems which lead to meeting consulting for Best Shot Pet Products, Needless to say, that lead to a blissfully full-time role at the company that I simply relish!

Sessions

An In-Depth Guide to Safely Storing and Dispensing Grooming Liquids
August 22, 2022 8:00–9:30 am

Shed Happens! What Clients Must Know
August 22, 2022 1:00–2:30 pm