ATCHISON, KANSAS, U.S. — MGP Ingredients (MGP), a producer of distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches, announced on Dec. 15 that Dave Rindom has been named to serve as vice-president and chief administrative officer of the company, effective immediately.
Rindom has held a series of increasingly important roles since joining the company in 1980. For the past 15 years, he has served as vice-president of human resources. Under his new title, he will continue to oversee human resources functions while also leading other administrative affairs of the company, such as primary oversight of the company’s property and facilities, litigation and other legal matters, and insurance and community relations, as well as other applicable administrative matters.
“Dave has been highly engaged in all of the functions associated with this newly created position,” said Gus Griffin, president and chief executive officer (CEO). “He has gained considerable expertise and achieved tremendous success in fulfilling his responsibilities, which have significantly expanded over time. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience make him an invaluable asset to the company. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Dave in supporting MGP’s growth.”
“I am truly honored by the opportunity to serve MGP as chief administrative officer,” Rindom said. “I greatly appreciate the confidence that Gus, as well as Karen Seaberg, board chairperson, Ladd Seaberg, former board chairman, president and CEO, and Bud Cray, chairman emeritus, have shown during my nearly 36 years at MGP by allowing me to expand my responsibilities and grow with this outstanding company.”
Rindom started at MGP as a distillery operator. He was made assistant personnel director in 1984 and was promoted to personnel director four years later. In 1992, he was appointed corporate director of human resources. He remained in that role for eight years until becoming an officer of the company with his promotion to vice-president of human resources.