Colleen Kangas, President, Purcell International, began her career in the industry working summers for the family business. By the time she entered college, Colleen had not only developed a successful natural and organic arm of the company but grew it to multimillion dollars in sales. She strives to streamline, modernize, and grow the third generation, woman-owned business through custom programs and product innovation. More than a decade ago, she created a supply initiative for major grocery chains to distribute shelf stable canned private label products. This forward-thinking process was invaluable in solving supply chain issues the company faced during the pandemic and, unlike most industries, allowed timely delivery of products to customers.