Effective Sept. 14, Tom Pigott will join MGP Ingredients Inc., Atchison, KS, as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. He brings an extensive background in finance and operations to MGP, with more than 25 years of proven experience driving profitable growth at consumer products companies.

“We believe Tom’s broad experience in the consumer products sector and his significant finance, strategic planning and business analytic skills will make him a great addition to our company,” says Gus Griffin, president and CEO of MGP. “Tom’s expertise will help lead our business forward and drive shareholder value. The board of directors and I are delighted to welcome him to the MGP executive team.”

Most recently, Pigott was vice president of finance for the Meal Solutions Division of Kraft Foods Group. Between 1994 and 2009, he held a succession of CFO and other financial leadership positions across a wide number of Kraft operating divisions. His experience spans financial planning, analysis, audit and investor relations functions. From 2010 to 2012, Pigott was vice president of finance for Nestle Pizza Division.

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to join MGP and contribute to the future success of the company as we implement our five-year strategic plan,” says Pigott. “With a strong leadership team already in place, MGP is positioned to capitalize on unique opportunities in the distillery and consumer products sectors. I look forward to being a part of that success.”