Collen Kangas

Colleen Kangas

Purcell International
Inducted 2023

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.

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