MGP Ingredients Inc., Atchison, KS, has appointed Michael Buttshaw vice president of ingredients sales and marketing, effective immediately.
“We are excited to have Michael assume this important leadership role in our ingredient solutions business,” says MGP president and CEO Gus Griffin. “His extensive background in sales and marketing management, strategic planning and business development will be valuable in taking this area of our company to the next level.”
Buttshaw comes to MGP, a supplier of specialty wheat proteins and starches, with nearly 30 years of food industry experience. Most recently, he was vice president of sales for the ingredient group at Southeastern Mills Inc., a savory food and flour-based coating supplier to the food industry in Rome, GA. Prior to that, he held positions at Penford Food Ingredients, Centennial, CO; DSM Food Specialties, Parsippany, NJ; and Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, MN.
Buttshaw is also an active member of key industry and professional organizations, including the Institute of Food Technologists and Research Chef’s Association. He has been a presenter for various industry events, including the Prepared Foods’ Research and Development Summit and the Dairy Innovation Summit.
“MGP is like ‘coming home’ for me,” says Buttshaw. “The company’s strong customer-centric approach is a perfect fit as we move the business forward in the years ahead. I am excited about working closely with the existing team at MGP to build upon the strong platform already in place today.”