MUSCATINE, IOWA — John Thorpe has been named president of Grain Processing Corp. He was previously vice-president of global sales for the company, a position he was promoted to in 2008.

Mr. Thorpe joined the company in 2002 as sales manager for the company’s feed ingredients business. In 2004 he was promoted to vice-president of the feed ingredients unit, and in 2005 he was again promoted to vice-president of industrial starch products for the company.

He has a degree in business management from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wis., and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa.