Kristi Kangas

Chief Operating Officer, Darigold

Kristi Kangas is the president of Readington Farms, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S. Kristi oversees all aspects of the high volume, limited product line processor of private label milk, spring water, orange juice, iced teas and drinks for Wakefern banner brands ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace and the Fresh Grocer In her role as president of Readington Farms, she also oversees the distribution of products to more than 150 grocery and convenience stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Maryland.

Before joining Wakefern, Kangas spent two years with Land O’Lakes, serving as the company’s senior director of Manufacturing. She has also held various leadership roles with Cargill, Kraft Foods and Frito-Lay.

Kristi earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tri-State University (Angola, Indiana), and her MBA from the University of Chicago.

She lives with her husband David and daughter Nicole in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.