7-30-2012

Engrain Expands into Africa, Europe and Middle East

Engrain is expanding its business with the addition of a new team member and location. Magnus Baumann has been hired as the president of Engrain Eastern Holdings and will oversee the new office in Switzerland to better serve Engrain customers in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

“We are thrilled about the addition of Magnus to our team,” said Vaughn Studer, chief executive officer of Engrain. “He has more than 25 years of industry experience and expertise in grain processing, marketing, trade and commerce. His breadth of knowledge will benefit our customers and this expansion will allow Engrain to increase our availability and services.”

Prior to joining Engrain, Baumann served as Vice President of Grain Processing for Buhler Inc., USA. He has degrees in business administration and technical merchandising from Kaderschule Management School in St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is also a certified millwright.

The Eastern Holdings Office joins other Engrain business locations in Latin America and the Philippines, in addition to its distribution center in Kenya.

Established in 2008, Engrain provides innovative products to improve bread volume, optimize pasta texture and enrich baked goods. The Engrain team is made up of experts with more than 75 years of industry and milling experience who work side-by-side with customers to develop customized solutions to meet their specific goals. Engrain’s headquarters are located in Manhattan, Kan.