MGP has announced the appointment of Pam Dickerson to the position of Territory Sales Manager for ingredients. She brings more than 15 years of combined experience in food ingredient sales and product development to the position, which primarily focuses on marketing the company’s specialty starches and proteins to manufacturers of branded consumer packaged goods.
“Pam’s principal responsibilities involve strengthening MGP’s presence among existing and prospective customers through direct interaction and by demonstrating how our ingredients can uniquely add value to their products by way of enhanced nutritional, sensory and functional qualities,” said Dave Szebalskie, Regional Sales Director. “She will perform an essential role in helping identify customer needs and developing key account relationships, as well as go-to-market strategies. With her extensive sales and food science background and in depth knowledge of the food industry, Pam is ideal for this role. As such, we feel very fortunate for the opportunity to welcome her to our company.”
Previously, Dickerson was with Kerry Ingredients & Flavors. She began there as Account Manager for store brands in the eastern United States, where she developed private brand assortments with retailers. In May 2012, she was named Account Manager for Kerry’s bakery ingredients, with responsibility for selling value-added solutions across the company’s ingredient technologies in an assigned territory.
Dickerson holds a bachelor of science degree in food science and chemistry from Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala., where she graduated in 1993. She earned a master’s degree in food science and statistics at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, in 1996. She is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.