MGP Creates Lead Master Distiller Position, Promotes Matt Greeno

MGP Ingredients Inc., the Indiana-based supplier of distilled spirits, has promoted Matt Greeno to its newly-created Lead Master Distiller position.

The announcement came in a news release, which reported that Greeno will be in charge of ensuring distillation quality and supporting new product development for contract distilling customers and MGP Brands.

In addition, he will manage the company’s other Master Distillers and process engineers, while overseeing technical processes across MGP’s distillery operations in Atchison, Kansas, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Washington, D.C. He also will collaborate with the company’s alcohol research and development and Innovations team on new product development.

Greeno attained his Master Distiller certification from MGP in 2019, most recently serving a Distillery Process Engineering Manager after joining the company in 2011. He graduated the University of Kansas in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering/physics and earned his MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City last year.

“Matt’s new role supports our strategy of developing ‘bench strength’ with MGP team members who are highly skilled in distilling and blending,” David Dykstra, vice president of Alcohol Sales and Marketing, said in the news release. “This allows us to serve customers of any size with quality spirits and, for those seeking to stand out in a crowded market, exceptional customized products.”

“We look forward to even more collaborations between our talented Master Distillers and Master Blenders in 2021 and beyond to innovate with exciting new gins and whiskeys that will elevate our position in the marketplace,” Vice President of Brands Andy Mansinne Mansinne said. “Matt will play an important role in this evolution.”

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