MUSCATINE, IOWA — Ben Porter has joined Grain Processing Corp. as an associate laboratory scientist in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Technical Services group while Rob Bohannon has joined the company as a technical sales representative in the same group. Mike Kramer, meanwhile, has been promoted to senior applications scientist in the same group.

Mr. Porter previously worked for BASF’s plant science division in Raleigh, N.C. He received a bachelor’s of arts degree in biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa.

Mr. Bohannon will be responsible for the sales of Maltrin maltodextrins and food starch products throughout a nine-state Southeast territory. He has six years of experience in the chemical distribution business, most recently with Brenntag, USA. Mr. Bohannon graduated from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.

Mr. Kramer joined GPC in 1996. Before that, he worked in product development for Kraft Foods Inc. and Unilever. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in food science from Rutgers University and a master’s in food science from Pennsylvania State University.