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MGP Ingredients Inc (MGPI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Augustus Griffin

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Pigott

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

David Rindom

61 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Buttshaw

54 2014 Vice President - Ingredients Sales and Marketing

David Dykstra

54 2009 Vice President - Alcohol Sales and Marketing

Stephen Glaser

56 2015 Vice President - Production and Engineering

Andrew Mansinne

57 2016 Vice President - Brands

James Bareuther

71 2016 Independent Director

David Colo

54 2015 Independent Director

Terrence Dunn

67 2014 Independent Director

Anthony Foglio

71 2014 Independent Director

George Page

61 2014 Independent Director

Daryl Schaller

73 1997 Independent Director

Karen Seaberg

69 2009 Independent Director

M. Strandjord

71 2013 Independent Director

Bob Burton

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Augustus Griffin

Mr. Augustus C. Griffin is President, Chief Executive Officer of MGP Ingredients Inc., since July 28, 2014. Prior to joining MGP, Mr. Griffin served from April 2013 to January 2014 as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Next Level Spirits, a northern California based producer, importer and distributor of premium wine and spirits brands. Between November 2011 and March 2013, he served as Brand and Business Consultant for Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. From January 2008 to April 2011, Mr. Griffin was Senior Vice President, Global Managing Director of Brown Forman Corporation's flagship Jack Daniels business. Prior to 2008, he served for over 20 years in increasingly important brand management and general management leadership roles at Brown Forman.

Thomas Pigott

Mr. Thomas K. Pigott is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of MGP Ingredients, Inc. Prior to joining MGP, Mr. Pigott served in various Vice President roles with Kraft Foods Group. He was Vice President of Finance for the Meal Solutions Division from March 2015 to August 2015, Vice President of Finance for the Meals and Desserts Business Unit from May 2014 to March 2015, and Vice President of Finance and Chief Audit Executive from October 2012 to April 2014. From April 2010 to October 2012, Mr. Pigott was Vice President of Finance for the Pizza Division at Nestle, U.S.A., and from March 2010 to May 2010, he was Senior Director of Finance for the Pizza Division at Nestle, U.S.A. Prior to joining Nestle, between 1994 and 2010, Mr. Pigott held a succession of chief financial officer and other financial leadership positions across a wide number of operating divisions at Kraft Foods. His experience spans financial planning, analysis, audit and investor relations functions.

David Rindom

Mr. David E. Rindom is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He previously served as the Company's Vice President, Human Resources since June 2000. Mr. Rindom was Corporate Director of Human Relations from 1992 to June 2000, Personnel Director from 1988 to 1992, and Assistant Personnel Director from 1984 to 1988 after his employment with the Company began in 1980.

Michael Buttshaw

Mr. Michael Rodger Buttshaw is Vice President - Ingredients Sales and Marketing of MGP Ingredients Inc. He previously served from October 2010 to November 2014 as Vice President of Sales for the ingredient group at Southeastern Mills, Inc. Just prior to that, Mr. Buttshaw was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Penford Food Ingredients. This followed two years as Vice President of Sales and Business Development-specialty enzymes for DSM Food Specialties. From 1985 to 2008, Mr. Buttshaw was employed with Hormel Foods Corporation.

David Dykstra

Mr. David E. Dykstra is Vice President - Alcohol Sales and Marketing of MGP Ingredients Inc., since 2009. He previously had been Industrial Alcohol Sales manager since 2006. He first joined the Company in 1988 eventually serving as Director of Sales for both beverage and fuel grade alcohol. In 1999, he left the Company to assume the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Abengoa Bio Energy. He remained in that position until 2003, when he joined United Bio Energy Fuels, L.L.C. as Vice President of the alcohol marketing division. He returned to MGP in 2006.

Stephen Glaser

Mr. Stephen J. Glaser is Vice President - Production and Engineering of the Company. Previously, he was Corporate Director of Operations since January 2014 and Plant Manager of the Company’s Atchison, Kansas, facility from May 2011 to December 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Glaser served for three years, from March 2008 to April 2011, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Briggs Industries, a leading, multi-site international kitchen and bath products business, following three years as Vice President of Operations for the company. Preceding his employment at Briggs, he held supply chain related positions with increased responsibility at Sony Electronics, Ingersoll Rand’s Schlage Lock Company, and Electrolux Home Products.

Andrew Mansinne

Mr. Andrew P. Mansinne is Vice President - Brands of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mansinne served as a managing director at Intercontinental Beverage Capital, as well as President of Tattico Strategies, in Bethesda, Maryland, from March 2015 through October 2016. Between May 2010 and April 2014, Mr. Mansinne was President of Aveniu Brands in Baltimore. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of DOmedia, Columbus, Ohio, from 2008 to 2010 following a year as Vice President of Marketing for Fosters Wine Estates, Napa, California. Mr. Mansinne served as a Senior Vice President at Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky, where he began as Brand Director in 1995. Prior to 1995, Mr. Mansinne served in marketing and product management roles with other major consumer products companies, including The Quaker Oats Company, G. Heileman Brewing Company, and Ralston Purina Company.

James Bareuther

Mr. James Lloyd Bareuther is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bareuther served as Chief Operating Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation from 2003 until his retirement in 2010. At Brown-Forman, he was responsible for the company’s spirits and wine business in more than 140 countries across the globe. Prior to joining Brown-Forman as Director of U.S. sales in 1994, Mr. Bareuther was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Seagram Classics Wine Company in New York and California. He previously worked for Beringer Vineyards, a leading wine firm in Napa Valley, California. He is a former three-term Chairman of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (“DISCUS”), a national trade association based in Washington, D.C. representing producers and marketers of distilled spirits sold in the United States and around the world. He has served as a director of First Beverage Group since 2012 and as chairman of the board of directors since April 2014. Additionally, Mr. Bareuther has served on the board of directors of Luna Winery since 2013 and served on the board of directors of Windy Hill Spirits from 2012 until its sale in 2016.

David Colo

Mr. David J. Colo is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Colo has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of SunOpta, Inc. since February 2017. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Diamond Foods, Inc. from 2013 until March 2016. He joined Diamond Foods in 2012 as Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Supply Chain. For the three years prior to joining Diamond Foods, Mr. Colo served as an independent industry consultant focusing on organizational optimization and planning. From 2003 to 2005, he served as President of ConAgra Food Ingredients. Before his employment at ConAgra Foods, Mr. Colo spent several years with Nestle-Purina Pet Care Company in roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Supply for the company’s Golden Products Division, and Vice President of Store Brands and Venture Development. He also served two years as President of the American Dehydrated Onion and Garlic Association.

Terrence Dunn

Mr. Terrence P. Dunn is Independent Director of MGP Ingredients Inc. Mr. Dunn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of J.E. Dunn Construction Group Inc. (formerly known as Dunn Industries) from 1989 until his retirement in 2015. Since 1989, he has also served as a director of J.E. Dunn Construction Group. J.E. Dunn Construction Group Inc. is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the holding company for commercial contractor and construction company affiliates across the nation, including J.E. Dunn Construction Company. Since 2003, he has served as a director of UMB Financial Corp., where he serves as lead director and chairs the Governance Committee. He has also served as a director of Kansas City Southern since 2007, where he is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Dunn served as a director of Commerce Bank of Kansas City from 1993 until 1997 and H&R Block Bank from 2007 until 2009. Mr. Dunn brings significant board and governance experience from his service as past director of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1998 until 2003 and from serving on the boards of directors of businesses having operations within the Company’s geographic footprint. He also has extensive management skills as the former chief executive of a large construction company having offices throughout the United States, operations experience in project management with responsibilities for budgeting, and in the management of significant growth of his company in geographic scope and volume over the past 20 years.

Anthony Foglio

Mr. Anthony P. Foglio is Independent Director of MGP Ingredients Inc. Mr. Foglio’s career spans over 40 years in the alcohol beverage industry. Since 2010, he has served as the Chairman of Anchor Brewers and Distillers. From 2008 until 2010, he served as the Chairman of Preiss Imports, which merged into Anchor Brewers and Distillers. He served as the Chairman of Skyy Spirits, LLC from 2006 to 2008 and as the President and CEO of Skyy Spirits from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Foglio helped Skyy Spirits become a multi-brand portfolio, spanning a variety of categories including vodkas, tequilas, rums, gins, whiskies, cordials, liqueurs and distinctive Campari brands. During his career, Foglio has fostered profitable growth and development of world-renowned brands including SKYY Vodka, 1800 Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Jose Cuervo Tequila, and J & B Scotch, and is now leading the focus within the craft beer and spirits world via Anchor Brewing and Anchor Distilling.

George Page

Mr. George W. Page, Jr., is Independent Director of MGP Ingredients Inc. Mr. Page has, since 2013, served as an independent consultant for valve marketing and engineering design at Page Solutions. He has q general management experience, as well as experience leading product development, engineering, manufacturing, operations, and sales. From 1998 until 2012, he served as the Engineering Director of Spence Engineering at Circor International Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and markets valves and other highly-engineered products used in the energy, aerospace and industrial markets. He also held various management positions at Fisher Instruments / H.D. Baumann Assoc. Ltd., a global designer, manufacturer and supplier of control valves and regulators, from 1992 until 1998. Mr. Page served as the President and Chairman of the Board of Center for Graphic Communications, Inc., a commercial printing company, from 1988 until 1992.

Daryl Schaller

Dr. Daryl R. Schaller, Ph.D., is Independent Director of MGP Ingredients Inc. Dr. Schaller currently provides, and from 1996 through November 2011 provided, consulting services through his consulting firm, Schaller Consulting. He was Vice President of Research and Development of International Multifoods Corp., of Minneapolis, Minnesota, from November 2001 through June 2003. He retired from Kellogg Co. in 1996 after 25 years of service. He served Kellogg as its Senior Vice President—Scientific Affairs from 1994 until 1996, and previously was Senior Vice President—Research, Quality and Nutrition for Kellogg.

Karen Seaberg

Mrs. Karen L. Seaberg is Independent Director of MGP Ingredients Inc. Ms. Seaberg is a member of the Heartland chapter of NACD and has been an executive travel agent and minority owner of Travel Center of Atchison for 28 years. She is also co-owner of a Long John Silver’s franchise in Atchison, Kansas. Ms. Seaberg is active in civic affairs at both the local and national level. She was instrumental in the creation of Atchison’s $4.8 million Riverfront Park in 2004 and was the Kansas Governor’s Chair for the national Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration in 2002-2006, bringing one of 15 national events to Atchison, Leavenworth and Kansas City in 2004. She also served on the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation board, a national not-for-profit based in Great Falls, MT, from 2003 to 2007 and as its national president from 2007 to 2008. Ms. Seaberg has been the chair of the annual Amelia Earhart Festival since 1997, which brings over 40,000 people to Atchison every year in July. Ms. Seaberg served on the Atchison Hospital Board from 1990 to 2004, and presently serves on the Board of the Cray Medical Research Organization at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, a position she has held since 1995. In 2015, she was recipient of the Hall of Fame award from the Chamber of Commerce and the Vision of Excellence award from the Santa Fe Depot Trustees in Atchison, Kansas.

M. Strandjord

Ms. M. Jeannine Strandjord is Independent Director of MGP Ingredients, Inc. Mrs. Strandjord has over 40 years of financial management experience and was employed in three different and diverse industries after starting in public accounting on the audit staff of Ernst and Whinney in 1968. For 20 years, beginning in 1985, she held several senior financial and related senior management roles at Sprint Corporation. She managed the successful transformation and restructuring of Sprint as Chief Integration Officer from 2003 until 2005 when she retired. She was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Solutions, a $9 billion division, from 1998 until 2003 and was Controller and Treasurer for Sprint Corporation from 1986 to 1998. Ms. Strandjord has been a director of American Century Mutual Funds (for six registered investment companies) since 1994. From 1996 through May 2012, she was a director of DST Systems, Inc., where she chaired the Audit Committee and sat on the Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Strandjord has been a director of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (“Euronet”) since 2001. Ms. Strandjord was Euronet’s Lead Independent Director from 2010 to 2014 and continues to be the Chairman of Euronet’s Audit Committee.

Bob Burton

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