CHILTON, WIS. – Gordon Lane, president and chief operations officer for Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., will retire effective July 29. Ryan O’Toole, currently vice-president of operations, will become c.o.o.

Gordon Lane

Mr. Lane, who joined the company in 2002, will continue to handle special projects before joining the board of directors for Chilton-based Briess, a supplier of specialty grain-based and starch-based ingredients to the U.S. craft beer, craft distilling, food, beverage and pet food industries.

“I want to thank Gordon on behalf of the entire Briess family,” said Craig Briess, a member of the board of directors. “With integrity, commitment, conviction and faith by your side, you’ve led Briess to where it is today.”

Ryan O'Toole

Mr. O’Toole received a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from the University of North Florida. He has more than 19 years of experience in the food and ingredients business.

“Ryan shares our cultures and values, and I’m excited about the future of Briess with Ryan at the helm,” Mr. Briess said.