Dickerson joins MGPI as territory sales manager
by Eric Schroeder
ATCHISON, KAS. — Pam Dickerson has joined MPG Ingredients, Inc. as territory sales manager for ingredients. Ms. Dickerson has more than 15 years of combined experience in food ingredient sales and product development. Most recently, she was account manager for bakery ingredients at Kerry Ingredients & Flavours. She earlier was account manager for store brands in the eastern United States for Kerry. Prior to being with Kerry, Ms. Dickerson was with Target Corp. from 2006 to 2011, serving as process leader for food product development. For four years prior to that, she was a sales representative for Gregg and Associates, Inc., a food ingredient brokerage business located in Excelsior, Minn. She began her professional career with General Mills, Inc., where, following a summer internship, she started as a food scientist in the company’s Snacks Unlimited Division in 1996. In 1998, she became a research food scientist for both that division and General Mills’ Big G Division, collaborating with marketing personnel to create new snack concepts while also leading efforts to identify new snack business opportunities, as well as flavor development projects for several product improvement initiatives. She was promoted to senior scientist I for the Big G Division in 2000 and made responsible for developing prototypes for new cereal product concepts and line extensions. She also provided technical leadership on cross-functional project teams and managed flavor development efforts for new product ideas. She received a bachelor’s of science degree in food science and chemistry from Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala., and a master’s degree in food science and statistics at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul.