Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

The MGP Executive Leadership Team is comprised of the Company’s top management. The Team’s purpose is to collectively review and analyze business performance on a regularly scheduled basis, while also developing and measuring the progress of major initiatives in alignment with both short-term and long-term strategic objectives.

Gus Griffin

Gus Griffin, President and CEO

Gus Griffin has served as President and CEO of MGP since July 2014 and as a member of the Board of Directors since August 2014. Mr. Griffin has nearly 30 years of marketing and general management experience in the beverage alcohol industry. He served for 24 years with Brown-Forman Corporation, where he ultimately became Senior Vice President and Global Managing Director in charge of the company's flagship Jack Daniel’s business. Immediately prior to joining MGP, Mr. Griffin...

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Tom Pigott

Tom Pigott, Vice President of Finance and CFO

Tom Pigott has served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer since September 2015. He possesses an extensive background in finance and operations, with over 25 years of experience driving profitable growth at consumer products companies. Just prior to joining MGP, Tom 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...

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Dave Rindom

Dave Rindom, Vice President and CAO

Dave Rindom has served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since December 2015. For 15 years prior to that, he held the position of Vice President of Human Resources. Previously, Mr. Rindom was Corporate Director of Human Relations since 1992. Preceding that, he was Personnel Director since 1988, and Assistant Personnel Director since 1984. Mr. Rindom joined MGP as a distillery operator in 1980. Mr. Rindom received a bachelor of science degree in business administration ...

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Ody Maningat Ph.D.

Ody Maningat, Ph.D., Vice President of Ingredients R&D and CSO

Ody Maningat, Ph.D. has served as Vice President of Ingredients Research and Development and Chief Science Officer since October 2015. Prior to that he, held the position of Vice President of Research and Development and Technical Services with Manildra Group USA. Hisreturn to MGP in his current role marks the renewal of his career with the Company, which previously spanned 27 years. In addition to his full-time responsibilities at MGP, Dr. Maningat serves as an adjunct faculty member ...

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David Dykstra

David Dykstra, Vice President of Alcohol Sales & Marketing

David Dykstra has served as Vice President of Alcohol Sales and Marketing at MGP since November 2009. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and had most recently served as Industrial Alcohol Sales Manager at the Company since 2006. Mr. Dykstra attended Kansas State University, Manhattan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1987. He joined MGP the following year, eventually serving as Director of Sales for both beverage and...

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Michael Buttshaw

Michael Buttshaw, Vice President of Ingredients Sales & Marketing

Michael Buttshaw has served as Vice President of Ingredients Sales and Marketing at MGP since December 2014. He previously spent four years as Vice President of Sales for the ingredient group at Southeastern Mills, Inc., Rome, Georgia. Just prior to that, Mr. Buttshaw was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Penford Food Ingredients, Centennial, Colorado. This followed two years as Vice President of Sales and Business Development—specialty enzymes for DSM Food Specialties,...

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Steve Glaser

Steve Glaser, Vice President of Production and Engineering

Steve Glaser has served as Vice President of Production and Engineering at MGP since October 2015. He possesses over 25 years of executive leadership and senior operations experience. Mr. Glaser joined MGP as Plant Manager of the Company’s Atchison, Kansas facility in 2011, and served as Corporate Director of Operations since 2014. Just prior to coming to MGP, he served for three years as President and CEO of Briggs Industries, Charleston, South Carolina, a leading, multi-site...

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Andy Mansinne

Andrew Mansinne, Vice President of Brands

Andrew “Andy” Mansinne has served as Vice President of Brands at MGP since November 2016. During the majority of his more than 25 years in business leadership and marketing roles, Mr. Mansinne's focus has been on wines and spirits. His career has included serving as a Senior Vice President at Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, Kentucky. Just prior to his role at MGP, Mr. Mansinne was a managing director at Intercontinental Beverage Capital, as well as president...

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TJ Lynn

Thomas Lynn, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Thomas “TJ” Lynn has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since August 2017. As General Counsel at MGP, TJ has responsibility for commercial matters, litigation oversight, environmental matters, corporate compliance obligations, intellectual property and labor/employment laws, contracts and day-to-day legal matters. Corporate Secretary responsibilities include counseling the Board of Directors and senior management on matters relating to relevant federal and state...

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