Moving A Gold Standard Forward
One year ago, I stepped in to continue the 124-year legacy of Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai‘i. After dairy farming on Hawai‘i Island for over 30 years, I couldn’t accept that this loved brand and all of the good it stood for would come to an end. Leading through the drama of last April’s public unfolding of bankruptcy and the challenges of starting over through a pandemic, it is clear to me that there is a greater plan for this resilient brand and the people who continue to lead it forward.
Looking back on my path, I hadn’t known then that I was preparing to take on this role now. While studying biochemistry, working in finance, manufacturing dairy, farming dairy cows, manufacturing industrial equipment, growing local feed or developing a career in shipping containers and logistics, I didn’t know that the journey was preparing me for this incredible responsibility of leading Meadow Gold today. I am lucky that I can bring all of myself and be supported by a team made of hundreds of years of collective experience and knowledge to imagine new possibilities. Together we are harnessing that energy to start a whole new chapter and to become a better version of ourselves.
We are finding our way in doing just that by committing ourselves to two guiding principles: providing the Meadow Gold promise to our customers and investing in our growth internally. Leading with these principles over the last year, we established our new headquarters in Waipahu, upgraded our Hilo plant facilities, purchased farmland on Hawai‘i Island for agricultural purposes and are launching a line of plant-based milks in the near future.
With this gift of leading Meadow Gold forward comes the responsibility of rising to the moment, and I am in awe of our team members for the work they’ve done over the last year in meeting the challenge through change and uncertainty. To the team that chose to continue their journey with me — I am grateful for you and the chance to be a part of Meadow Gold’s greater plan.
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