MGP Names Bruce Gubser East Central Regional Manager for Ingredients Sales

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ATCHISON, Kan., October 27, 2015 – MGP, a leading producer of specialty wheat proteins and starches and premium distilled spirits, has announced the appointment of Bruce Gubser to the position of east central regional sales manager for ingredients. His background includes more than 20 years of sales management, food science and technical applications experience.

Mike Buttshaw, vice president of ingredients sales and marketing, stated, “The MGP family is very pleased to welcome Bruce to our sales team. He will make a great addition to our company, further strengthening our resources to support our customers’ growth platforms. We look forward to his support and expertise as we continue to meet the needs of our customers for highly functional and nutritious ingredient solutions.”

Since 2005, Gubser was employed with Herbstreith & Fox Inc., Elmsford, N.Y., as a regional technical sales manager, overseeing product application projects and performing an instrumental role in new product introductions.

From 1997 to 2005, Gubser was national technical sales manager for meat products at Degussa, in Atlanta, Ga. In this role, he had sole sales and technical responsibility for customers in the U.S., while also providing technical expertise to customers in the Canadian and Mexican markets. Before that, he served as an applications technician for Penford Food Ingredients in Denver, Colo., where he conducted research related to the use of starch in meat products and provided application and problem-solving assistance to customers.

Gubser is a graduate of Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, where he received a bachelor of science degree in food science with a concentration in meat processing in 1996.

About MGP

MGP is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. Distilled spirits include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins and vodkas, which are carefully crafted through a combination of art and science and backed by over 170 years of experience. The company's proteins and starches are created in the same manner and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. MGP additionally is a top producer of high quality industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.

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