2023 Grocery Industry Icons & Innovators
Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Kathy is the Founder and COO of TAINR, a circular economy startup that enables grocery retailers and brands to sell food, not plastic. With a background in chemical engineering and product manufacturing at companies like GE, Kathy's environmental passion drew her to LA, where she founded a product design firm focused on circular design. After seven years of helping startups and Fortune 500 bring hardware products to the market, she and her co-founders launched TAINR. Their mission: shift the food system from wasteful to sustainable. In her downtime, Kathy disconnects to reconnect, spending time outdoors cycling, running, or backpacking.