IGP Institute Shawn Thiele teaching
Thiele leads a milling demonstration during the flour milling course for U.S. Wheat Associates Nigerian/South African Millers training. 
MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — The IGP Institute announced on July 25 the recent appointment of Shawn Thiele as the flour milling and grain processing curriculum manager at Kansas State University (KSU). In this role, Thiele will develop and teach the core milling and processing courses at the IGP Institute. In addition, he will oversee the creation and presentation of workshops, on-site courses, distance education courses and other technical outreach programs to enhance the market promotion, consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products for the global grain and feed industry. 

IGP Institute Shawn Thiele

Shawn Thiele, flour milling and grain processing curriculum manager.

“I hope to strengthen and expand the IGP Institute’s milling and processing courses through new and innovative teaching materials to provoke learning for participants and vest interest from the industry to energize the consumption of U.S. grains worldwide,” Thiele said.

Before stepping into this position, Thiele was the operations manager at the KSU Hal Ross Flour Mill for more than three years. Prior to that, he worked in the oat and corn milling business units for eight years at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

Grain Science and Industry Department Head and IGP Institute Director Gordon Smith said he is excited about leveraging Thiele’s skills in his new role.

“Shawn is a proven technical expert and leader in milling operations and has demonstrated his commitment to KSU through his leadership at Hal Ross over the years,” Smith said.

 “Shawn has already demonstrated his technical expertise through facilitation of courses at the IGP Institute,” said Brandi Miller, IGP’s interim associate director. “I am really excited to see him in a leadership role supporting the IGP Institute programs. He will truly be an asset as we look to building the future programing at IGP and are thrilled to have him on board.”

Thiele may be reached via e-mail at[email protected]or by phone at 1.785.532.1189.