MGP Names Regional Sales Director

ATCHISON, Kan.—Scott Vanderpool has been named Texas regional sales director for MGP. His new role supports MGP’s brand portfolio expansion into the Texas market, as announced last week.

Vanderpool most recently served as market activation manager for Pernod-Ricard USA in Dallas, where he managed development, localization and execution of divisional brand and business plans to maximize growth, profitability and brand equity for the Texas division. His work encompassed numerous brands and included the launch of five line extensions.

Prior to joining Pernod-Ricard in 2014 as a division brand manager covering 17 states, Vanderpool spent more than a decade with Brown-Forman Corp., beginning as a Jack Daniel’s marketing manager in 2003. After assuming field sales manager and divisional marketing manager roles, he ultimately was named Washington and Alaska state manager, overseeing the markets for the company’s entire brand portfolio from 2011-2014. Notably, he led the conversion of business in Washington as beverage alcohol markets transitioned from state control to an open, privatized industry.

“We welcome someone of Scott’s caliber to our growing team,” said Andrew Mansinne, vice president of Beverage Brands. “Texas is an important new market for us and we are delighted to have his regional market and industry knowledge to reach our target consumers and build strong relationships with our distributor and retailers.”

Vanderpool’s career includes marketing and advertising positions at agencies in Denver, Colorado and Louisville, Kentucky that served brewers and distillers. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising.

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About MGP

Founded in 1941, MGP is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. Distilled spirits include bourbon and rye whiskeys, gins and vodkas, which are carefully crafted through a combination of art and science backed by decades of experience. The company’s proteins and starches are created in the same manner and provide a host of functional, nutritional and sensory benefits for a wide range of food products. MGP additionally is a top producer of high quality industrial alcohol for use in both food and non-food applications. The company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where distilled alcohol products and food ingredients are produced. Premium spirits are also distilled and matured at the company’s facility in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. For more information, visit mgpingredients.com.