Mark Pieloch has always been fascinated by chemistry and the role of various compounds in combating disease and promoting health. During his studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Pieloch became interested in researching animal health and promoting pet wellness. His work with laboratory animals during the development of his graduate thesis further cemented Pieloch's resolve to work on behalf of companion animals and to develop pharmaceutical products to improve their health and longevity.
Pieloch accepted his first professional position as a registered pharmacist while he was still attending school and studying for his master's degree in industrial pharmacy. After completing his graduate studies, Pieloch held several different positions in various retail and research organizations before taking a job with SmithKline Beecham Animal Health. He achieved exceptional success and rose quickly through the ranks at SmithKline Beecham, reaching the elevated rank of director of Pharmaceutical Development just five years after joining the company as an entry-level research pharmacist. Pieloch's experiences at SmithKline Beecham prepared him well for the next stage in his professional career.
In 1990, Pieloch founded PharmaChemie in Lincoln, Nebraska. This new pharmaceutical firm was created to serve the needs of veterinary professionals, pet owners and pets with a focus on advanced nutritional supplements and flavoring agents for use in medications and vitamins. By increasing the flavor and scent appeal of these pet products, the dosing process can be made easier for owners and veterinarians.
Pieloch continued his success story by establishing four more companies in the following years. Today, he owns two firms devoted to promoting better health for companion animals. He splits his home between sunny Melbourne Beach, Florida, and the Black Hills of South Dakota.