ATCHISON, KAS. — MGP Ingredients has hired Pamela Hermesch as director of financial planning and analysis. Ms. Hermesch is a CPA with an extensive background in domestic and global business.

Pamela Hermesch

In this role, Ms. Hermesch will perform a lead role in developing MGPI’s annual operating plan, preparing monthly and long-term financial forecasts and providing decision support while in an advisory role regarding cost analysis.

“We are very pleased to welcome Pamela to her new role at MGP, where her financial expertise and strategic planning capabilities will add greatly to our entire team’s already outstanding proficiencies,” said Tom Pigott, vice-president of finance and chief financial officer. “We look forward to having her apply her skills and talents toward planning, coordinating and directing various key aspects of our budgeting, forecasting and long-range planning processes in support of our company’s strategic growth initiatives.”

Most recently, Ms. Hermesch worked for Sensient Technologies leading the company’s financial control and accounting operations. She also previously worked for Thermadyne Industries, Inc., as well as Emmerson Electric Co.