Phillips to manager of extrusion technology at MGPI

by Eric Schroeder
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ATCHISON, KAS. — MGP Ingredients, Inc. has named Scott Phillips general manager of extrusion technology. In his new role, Mr. Phillips will be responsible for manufacturing processes related to the production of MGPI’s wheat-based products for pet treat applications, as well as the company’s Terratek line of biopolymers.

Prior to joining MGPI, Mr. Phillips spent the past 17 years in plant supervisory and management positions with General Mills, Inc., most recently as plant manager of the company’s operations in Kansas City. Earlier, he was plant manager in Methuen, Mass., from 2002 to 2003 and director of supply chain integration in Minneapolis from 2001 to 2002. He also has been operations manager in Cincinnati, plant manager in Tulare, Calif., and production manager in Reed City, Mich. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Phillips was a production supervisor for the Quaker Oats Co.

"Scott’s experiences in a leading, integrated global food company make him a tremendous choice for driving the strategic development and commercialization of two of our most innovative areas of opportunity," said Tim Newkirk, president and chief operating officer. "We look forward to leveraging Scott’s expertise in achieving improved operational efficiencies and costs together with strengthened business model execution."

Mr. Phillips is a member of the Kansas City Young Leaders Society and the Harvesters (Food Bank) Board of Directors, Kansas City.

He received a bachelor’s degree in milling science and management from Kansas State University in 1988 and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University, St. Louis, in 2006.

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