Birko’s Kelly Green Named To 2012 Outstanding Women in Business

Recognized by Denver Business Journal

Online PR News – 17-August-2012 – HENDERSON, Colo. – Birko, a leader in providing food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries, today announced that its chairman and owner, Kelly Green, has been named a finalist for the “Outstanding Women in Business” awards sponsored by the Denver Business Journal.

Green is one of the youngest finalists, if not the youngest finalist. She was recognized in the large business category.

“As the third-generation owner and chairman of Birko, Kelly has made an invaluable contribution to the success of our company, and to our industry,” said Mark Swanson, Birko’s CEO. “She is well deserving of this honor.”

Green is one of two women serving on the National Meat Association’s board of directors. She is a former member of the CSU Executive MBA Board, and a former MVP for the University of Colorado women’s golf team.

About Birko

Birko is a leading provider of food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries. Birko manufactures concentrated CIP, sanitation, antimicrobial intervention and process chemical formulations. Birko’s equipment division, Chad Equipment, LLC, designs and manufactures chemical dispensing systems, antimicrobial mixing and spraying conveyors and carcass washing and pasteurizing equipment. Birko’s information technology includes BirkoStats™, an online chemical usage tracking system. Founded in 1953, Birko is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association.