Darigold Names Kadavy as Chief Operating Officer

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/darigold?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#darigoldlt;/agt;–Darigold
is pleased to announce that Grant Kadavy has been named Chief Operating
Officer effective immediately.


“Over the past three years, Grant has worked to position our co-op for
the future, spearheading a substantial international expansion in direct
sales and distribution, and advancing our capabilities with supply chain
investments, new product development and customer relationships,” said
Stan Ryan, President and CEO. “This appointment sets up our business for
further growth as we fulfill our purpose and strategy.”

Kadavy, who has held the title of Chief Commercial Officer since joining
Darigold in May 2016, brings leadership and business experience from the
global food and agribusiness industry. “Grant’s contribution has been
instrumental to our recent successes,” echoes Leroy Plagerman, Chairman
of Darigold’s Board and a dairy farmer in Whatcom County. “As Darigold
embarks on the next century, we look forward to his continued
leadership.”

Kadavy is now responsible for strategic development, innovation, supply
chain and all day-to-day commercial operations. Additionally, he will
assume more responsibilities in representing the co-op externally in the
industry, such as by advocating on the co-op’s behalf in the public
policy arena.

About Darigold

Headquartered in Seattle, Darigold, Inc. is a subsidiary of the
Northwest Dairy Association (NDA), which is owned by about 450 dairy
farm families in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Darigold handles
approximately 10 billion pounds of milk annually. Darigold produces a
full line of dairy-based products for retail, foodservice, commodity and
specialty markets, and is one of the largest U.S. dairy processors.
Darigold, Inc. operates 11 plants throughout the Northwest, processing
high-quality milk. For more information, see www.darigold.com.

Contacts

Sarah Taydas
(206) 286-6802
Sarah.taydas@darigold.com