Kregg co-founded, managed, and served as President of Zateca Foods in Greeley, Colorado for approximately twenty years. Zateca Foods added value to dry edible beans (mostly pintos) through a pre-cooking and dehydration process. While managing Zateca Foods, Kregg relied on a strong team of department managers, collaborated with hourly employees, and fostered meaningful long-term relationships with both suppliers and customers. Zateca employed production, quality assurance, and maintenance staff and operated on a twenty-four-hour business period each day. As President, Kregg’s daily activities were primarily focused on sales, account management, business development, and plant operations. Kregg was also responsible for the profit & loss, human resources, banking, and legal sectors of Zateca Foods. In 2012, Zateca was successfully sold to Teasdale Latin Foods, a large producer of Hispanic foods in the United States. Now, Kregg and his wife Trudy live in Fort Collins and enjoy time spent with their two young golden retrievers, Jax and Otis. Kregg and Trudy’s children, Zak and Molly, also live in Fort Collins and are currently pursuing their own business interests. In his free time, Kregg can be found practicing yoga, riding his mountain bike, or fly-fishing on a trout stream.
This chapter meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 8-12 at LoCo Think Tank offices.