Engrain promotes McFall to sales manager
Aug. 23, 2013
by World Grain Staff
MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Engrain announced on Aug. 15 that it has promoted its logistics specialist, Taylor McFall to sales manager of global accounts.
McFall will be relocated from Manhattan, Kansas, U.S., to Nairobi, Kenya. He will be responsible for logistics development, distribution, inventory and will also be working to solidify Engrain’s presence throughout the region.
Engrain said having a manager on the ground will make it easier to serve local clients face to face. Engrain’s clientele consists of flour mills and large-scale bakeries, therefore McFall will be responsible for making sure the company’s local product warehouse, located in Mombasa, Kenya, is always fully stocked to meet the growing demands of local millers and bakers.
“As Engrain continues to stock growing numbers of enzyme and fortification products in Mombasa, McFall will ensure that our logistics in Kenya, East Africa, and the surrounding areas are responsive to our customers’ specific requirements,” said Magnus Baumann, president of Engrain Eastern Holdings.
This increase in demand has been ignited by governments in many African nations, which have mandated vitamin fortification in flour. Engrain seeks to eliminate this concern for millers by providing vitamin fortification products that are affordable, efficient, and available within close proximity to their milling locations.
“Our fortification products and enzyme solutions meet the needs of this region,” McFall said. “Receiving products that exemplify the latest technology and no longer having to wait for fortified products to be shipped internationally will be huge benefits for millers.”
McFall hopes to enhance Engrain’s customer engagement and serve as a resource for millers throughout East Africa.
“I’m excited to be able to gain this international experience, and share what I’ve learned with staff based at our headquarters in Manhattan, Kansas,” he said.
Prior to joining Engrain, McFall worked at Allen, Gibbs and Houlik, conducting audits for companies, and he also previously worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Marketing and Product Research Center as part of the Engineering Research Unit. McFall received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University.