ATCHISON, KAS. — Gregg Hibbeler has been named to the position of corporate director of communications at MGP Ingredients, Inc., Atchison. He succeeds Shanae Randolph, who recently assumed the newly created role of brand director for beverage brands at MGPI.

Gregg Hibbeler

Mr. Hibbeler will oversee programs and campaigns promoting the company and its products, with responsibility for directing corporate branding, marketing communications and internal communications activities, as well as community, media and internal investor relations functions.

Mr. Hibbeler’s background in marketing and communications, including assignment as chief marketing officer for Camp Fire USA in Kansas City, director of communications for Kansas City Life Insurance Co., and key roles in media management for Showtime Networks and Great American Broadcasting.

More recently, Mr. Hibbeler was vice-president of Promotion House, Inc., Kansas City after which he spent two years as a brand/retail marketing consultant for American Family Insurance. In 2013 he launched Brand Management Group, a marketing communications firm based in Kansas City.

Mr. Hibbeler holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration with a major in marketing from Rockhurst University, Kansas City.