Sarah Gutkowski, MGP IngredientsMGP Ingredients, Atchison, KS, has appointed Sarah Gutkowski baking application scientist. Her role entails developing formulations with MGP’s protein and starches for existing and future customer applications, as well as conducting lab experiments on new ingredients. She will also produce lab samples and provide product demonstrations in customers’ food production facilities.

“I look forward to Sarah working alongside our sales and marketing teams to bring new concepts and applications to the marketplace,” says Mike Buttshaw, vice president of ingredient sales and marketing. “Sarah will be an integral part of our expanded go-to market platform and will quickly have a very positive impact for our customers. She will also support our ongoing focus on developing MGP’s specialty, value-added portfolio of proteins and starches in the bakery segment.”

Gutkowski recently earned a Master of Science degree in grain science and carbohydrate polymers at Kansas State University, Manhattan. While at KSU, she worked as a graduate research assistant, conducting analysis tests on starch ingredients. Prior to that, she served as a food science intern for MOM Brands in Lakeville, MN.