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MGP Ingredients Inc (MGPI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Augustus Griffin

55 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Thomas Pigott

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

David Rindom

59 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Buttshaw

52 2014 Vice President- Ingredients Sales and Marketing

David Dykstra

51 2009 Vice President - Alcohol Sales and Marketing

James Bareuther

66 2016 Director

David Colo

52 2015 Director

Karen Seaberg

67 2009 Director

Terrence Dunn

65 2014 Independent Director

Anthony Foglio

69 2014 Independent Director

George Page

59 2014 Independent Director

Daryl Schaller

71 1997 Independent Director

Mary Strandjord

70 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Augustus Griffin

Mr. Augustus C. Griffin is President, Chief Executive Officer of MGP Ingredients Inc., since July 28, 2014. Immediately prior to joining MGP, he served 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. Between November 2011 and March 2013, Mr. Griffin served as brand and business consultant for Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Nashville, Tennessee. He served for 24 years with Brown-Forman Corporation in increasingly important brand management and general management roles, where he ultimately became Senior Vice President and Global Managing Director in charge of the company's flagship Jack Daniel's business in 2008.

Thomas Pigott

Mr. Thomas K. Pigott is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of MGP Ingredients, Inc. He most recently served as Vice President, Finance at Kraft Food Group's Meal Solutions Division (previously the Meals and Desserts Business Unit). Mr. Pigott joined Kraft Foods in September 2012 as Vice President Finance and Chief Audit Executive. Prior to joining Kraft Foods, Mr. Pigott served as Vice President, Finance for Nestle USA's Nestle Pizza Division from March 2010 to September 2012.

David Rindom

Mr. David E. Rindom is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He was Vice President - Human Resources of MGP Ingredients Inc. Previously, Mr. Rindom joined the Company in 1980. He has served as Vice President, Human Resources since June 2000. He 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. Mr. Rindom received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from Benedictine College in 1978.

Michael Buttshaw

Mr. Michael Rodger Buttshaw is Vice President of Ingredients Sales and Marketing of MGP Ingredients Inc., since December 2014. He previously spent four years as Vice President of Sales for the ingredient group at Southeastern Mills, Inc., Rome, Georgia. Just prior to that, Mr. Buttshaw was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Penford Food Ingredients, Centennial, Colorado. This followed two years as Vice President of Sales and Business Development-specialty enzymes for DSM Food Specialties, Parsippany, New Jersey. From 1985 to 2008, Mr. Buttshaw was employed with Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, Minnesota.

David Dykstra

Mr. David E. Dykstra is Vice President - Alcohol Sales and Marketing of MGP Ingredients Inc., since 2009. He previously has 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, Wichita, Kansas. He remained in that position until 2003, when he joined United Bio Energy Fuels, L.L.C., in Wichita as vice president of that company’s alcohol marketing division. He returned to the Company in 2006.

James Bareuther

Mr. James Lloyd Bareuther has appointed as Director of the company. effective May 19, 2016. He 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, 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 U.S. and around the world.  He has served as a director of First Beverage Group since 2012 and as chairman of its board of directors since April 2014.  Additionally, Bareuther has served on the boards of directors of Luna Winery since 2013 and Windy Hill Spirits since 2012.

David Colo

Mr. David J. Colo is Director of MGP Ingredients, Inc. Colo currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Diamond Foods, Inc., San Francisco.

Karen Seaberg

Mrs. Karen L. Seaberg is Director of MGP Ingredients Inc. Mrs. Seaberg has been an executive travel agent with the Atchison Travel Center for the past 20 years and is co-owner of a Long John Silver’s franchise in Atchison, Kansas. Mrs. Seaberg is active in civic affairs at the local and national levels, including the 2004-06 Lewis & Clark National Bicentennial Commemoration, the Atchison Chamber of Commerce and the Atchison River Front/Downtown Development. She served on the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation board from 2003 to 2007 and as its national president from 2007-2008. Mrs. Seaberg served on the Atchison Hospital Board from 1990 to 2004, and presently serves on the Board of the Cray Medical Research Foundation at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, a position she has held since 1995.

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.

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 extensive 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. He is Chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. He currently provides, and from 1996 through November 2001 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.

Mary 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 then 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 has been Euronet’s Lead Independent Director since 2010 and is currently the Chairman of Euronet’s Audit Committee. She was a director for Charming Shoppes, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and chaired the Audit Committee.