With a background in management consultancy within the food industry, Mr Thorn joins Pets Choice as its new operations director.
In his new position Mr Thorn will undertake a structural review of the company and provide leadership to the manufacturing team to streamline internal processes.
Speaking about his new role, Mr Thorn said: "I am delighted to be joining Pets Choice at such an exciting time.
"The company's growth plans are extremely ambitious and rightly so, as there are massive opportunities to increase market penetration."
Ceo of Pets Choice, Tony Raeburn, added: "Neil brings with him a great deal of experience and as such he is perfectly placed to take on this challenge.
"His appointment marks a significant step forward for our business as we continue to expand our presence in the UK market."
Pets Choice is a leading pet food manufacturer based in Lancashire.