Greg Corcoran Appointed To Plant Quality Manager Post at MGPI's Pekin, Illinois Facility
ATCHISON, Kan., February 25, 2008Greg Corcoran has been named plant quality manager at MGP Ingredients, Inc. (MGPI)'s Pekin, Ill. facility. In this position, Corcoran becomes responsible for managing all Pekin quality assurance functions, including process quality, product integrity and lab analysis. He also will be involved in product handling activities, including packaging and shipping operations, feed operations, grain receiving and production scheduling.
"Greg is a welcome addition to our quality team," said Asif Malik, general manager of the Pekin facility. "His disciplined approach to quality systems will help enhance our position as a world class food grade facility. We look forward to his creation and implementation of 21st century quality business processes and their implementation in our facilities."
Corcoran has 13 years of experience in quality assurance management, performing integral roles in sustaining quality excellence through facility expansions, capital projects, and an expanding customer base. Prior to joining MGPI, Corcoran was a state trooper with the North Dakota Highway Patrol for over four years. From 1997 to 2003, he was the quality manager of operations for Cavendish Farms, Jamestown, N.D. Corcoran was the quality manager of operations for Blaine Larsen Processing, Hamer, Idaho, in 1997. Serving as an EHS specialist, he worked for ITT Federal Services Corporation from 1995-1997. Prior to that, Corcoran was the director of quality assurance for Continental Colloids, Inc. in Dixon, Ill., from 1987 to 1993.
Corcoran is a native of Mendota, Ill., and a graduate of Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., where he received a bachelor's degree in biology and environmental studies. In 1995, he received a professional certificate from the American Institute of Baking, Manhattan, Kan., in quality assurance and food technology. Corcoran is a member of the American Society for Quality and the Institute of Food Technologists.