Birko’s Kelly Green Named To Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado Recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine

October 4, 2011

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 to the “Top 25 Most Influential Young Professionals” list by ColoradoBiz magazine. The program recognizes outstanding Colorado business and community leaders under the age of 39.

“We’re extremely proud of Kelly for receiving this honor,” said Mark Swanson, Birko’s CEO. “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.”

Each finalist represents the diversity of Colorado and includes those who have made significant contributions to their businesses, industries and communities.

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.

Download a high-resolution photo of Kelly Green.

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 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, and VerifEYE™, a fecal identification imaging 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.