MGP Hires Terri Roberts to Lead New Foodservice Channel Sales

Initial focus is colleges and universities

ATCHISON, Kan., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MGP Ingredients, a leading provider of food ingredient solutions (Nasdaq: MGPI), has named Terri Roberts its first Foodservice Sales Director to help develop an additional channel for plant-based products. She will focus initially on sales of Proterra® Crumbles – a product line made with MGP's textured pea protein – to the college and university foodservice market.

Roberts brings more than 15 years of food sales experience to the new role. Most recently, she served five years as district manager for Reinhart Foodservice/Performance Foodservice, achieving recognition as District of the Year and Rookie of the Year for fiscal year sales and net account growth.

"We welcome Terri, with her passion for her work and her deep experience in the foodservice business," said Michael Buttshaw, vice president of Ingredient Solutions Sales and R&D.

Roberts spent four years as district sales manager with U.S. Foods, where she led a team in new account growth and food contract negotiations involving restaurants, healthcare, hospitality, government and education institutions.

A dietitian, she directed nutrition and dietary programs at two hospitals in Iowa and Minnesota after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Kansas State University in Manhattan. Her credentials include Certified ServSafe instructor and proctor for the National Restaurant Association chapter in Wichita, Kan.

About MGP

MGP Ingredients, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGPI) is a leading producer of food ingredient solutions, premium distilled spirits and branded spirits. Since 1941, we have combined our expertise and energy aimed at formulating excellence, bringing product ideas to life collaboratively with our customers.

The transformation of American grain into something more is in the soul of our people, products, and history. We're devoted to unlocking the creative potential of this extraordinary resource. Our Ingredient Solutions segment offers specialty proteins and starches that help customers harness the power of plants and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products.

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