Cahill to take over as v.p. in distillery products

by Jeff Gelski
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ATCHISON, KAS. — MGP Ingredients, Inc. plans to appoint Brian Cahill to a new position, executive vice-president of the company’s distillery products business segment. Mr. Cahill will remain in his current position, vice-president of finance and administration and chief financial officer, while MGPI searches for his successor.

"We have begun the process of seeking qualified candidates for the top financial post in our organization," said Ladd Seaberg, chairman and chief executive officer for MGPI, on March 16 when MGPI announced the management changes. "In the meantime, Brian will continue to devote his full attention to his current responsibilities."

Mr. Cahill spent 17 years as vice-president of finance and administration at the company’s operations in Pekin, Ill., and then was general manager at the Pekin plant from 1992 to 2002. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and is a certified public accountant.

"Brian is a tremendous asset to MGP Ingredients," Mr. Seaberg said. "His financial acumen, extensive management experience, attention to detail and vast knowledge of alcohol industry dynamics are qualities that will serve him and the company well in his new role."

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