Amel Pasagic

Vice President of Information Technology and CIO

Amel Pasagic serves as the Chief Information Officer at MGP Ingredients, with responsibility for IT strategy and organization. He joined MGP as Vice President, Information Technology, when the company acquired Luxco, Inc., and its affiliated companies in April 2021. He was appointed to the newly created role of Chief Information Officer for MGP in July 2021. In this CIO role, Amel will report directly to Dave Colo, President and CEO and will have responsibility for the Company’s overall IT strategy and organization.

Pasagic is charged with cultivating a data-driven culture, integrating data and systems throughout the enterprise into a unified data architecture. This will help drive predictive data insights and deliver personalization across MGP’s production facilities and locations in Kansas, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Northern Ireland. 

Prior to the acquisition, Pasagic served in a variety of IT leadership roles with increasing responsibility during 10 years with Luxco.

Before joining St. Louis-based Luxco, Pasagic held a variety of consulting roles across multiple business lines within healthcare, manufacturing and financial services while working for Alliance Systems and Programming. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. Pasagic continues his passion for education as an adjunct professor for Webster University.