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. His return 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 in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, Manhattan. He is also a current member and former chair of the Advisory Board of the Food Processing Center of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Dr. Maningat additionally holds memberships in the American Association of Cereal Chemists International, Institute of Food Technologists, American Society of Baking, and American Chemical Society. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters in grain and food science publications, and holds more than 40 patents on grain-based technologies.
Dr. Maningat has been the recipient of various awards and honors, including the Majel A. MacMasters Memorial Achievement Award, the Outstanding Award in Science, and an Outstanding Alumni Award from Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry, which he received in 2010. He was honored as a Fellow of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International in 2014.