ATCHISON, Kan., January 10, 2012—Brandon Gall has been named director of financial planning and analysis at MGP Ingredients, Inc. (Nasdaq/MGPI). In this position, Gall becomes responsible for strategic financial forecasting and planning for the company, as well as supplying value-added reporting on commercial and production operations to MGP executive leadership.
“We are very pleased and excited to welcome Brandon to MGP,” said Don Tracy, vice president of finance and chief financial officer. “The position that Brandon fills is a key role, focused on out-front forecasting, strategic planning, and various ad hoc analyses. It complements the growth and improvements we have achieved over the past two years in the finance organization in accounting and reporting, supply chain finance, and treasury operations.”
Prior to joining MGP, Gall had worked for Errand Solutions, Chicago, as director of finance and human resources since September 2010, and as a strategy consultant from April to June 2010. He had also served as a summer associate at GRI Fund III, Baltimore, Md., in 2010, identifying, evaluating and executing new investments and monitoring existing portfolio companies’ performance.
From 2005 to 2010, Gall was employed by Credit Suisse Securities, LLC, in Chicago. He began there as relationship associate, designing customizable performance templates and standardized multiple operational tasks enhancing business scalability. He later served as business analyst, monitoring and implementing strategies. Gall also developed proprietary, real-time pricing models for complex structured investment products and portfolio tracking models.
“I am thrilled to join MGP Ingredients and my new colleagues here,” Gall said. “The company is at an exciting point, and I look forward to contributing as soon as possible and playing an important role in its continued success. “
Gall is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business with a major in finance in December 2004. He received a master of business administration degree with concentrations in analytical finance, entrepreneurship and international business from The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in June 2010.
About MGP Ingredients, Inc.
In business since 1941, MGP Ingredients, Inc. is a recognized pioneer in the development and production of value-added, grain-based starches, proteins and food-grade alcohol products for the branded packaged goods industry. The Company’s facilities in Atchison, Kan., Onaga, Kan, and at its newest site located in the adjoined towns of Lawrenceburg and Greendale, Ind., are dedicated to utilizing the latest technologies and innovations to assure high quality products and to maintain efficient production and service capabilities. For more information, visit www.mgpingredients.com.