President of Branded Spirits and COO
David Bratcher serves as President of Branded Spirits at MGP. He joined MGP following the Company’s April 2021 acquisition of Luxco, Inc. Luxco now operates as MGP’s Brands Division. In July 2021 he was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for MGP. In this COO role, David will continue to report directly to Dave Colo, President and CEO, and will assist Colo with the management of the overall MGP business.
As President of Branded Spirits, David oversees the Company’s extensive and award-winning spirits portfolio that includes numerous well-known brands from its six distilleries. Prior to the 2021 merger, David served in several leadership roles at Luxco since his hire in 1998 as Director of Operations. He most recently served as President of Luxco, a title he held since 2013.
Before joining Luxco, David served in financial and operational roles for a number of consumer product companies, including serving five years as Controller and then Director of Operations for the international spirits company Allied Domecq, the second-largest spirits company in the world at the time.
David received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. He earned his master’s degree in business administration and his doctorate in management and business administration from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri.