April 22, 2014 – Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been retained by MGP to assist the company with the recruitment of a new chief executive officer. “We are very excited to move forward with this key step in the process of finding the right CEO to lead our company,” said MGP board chairman Cloud L. “Bud” Cray. “The board has great confidence in the capabilities of Heidrick & Struggles and is pleased to have been able to engage this highly regarded firm to assist us.” Currently, Randy Schrick and Don Tracy are filling the roles of interim co-CEO’s. Mr. Schrick serves as vice president of engineering at the company, and Mr. Tracy is vice president of finance and chief financial officer. MGP is an independent supplier of premium spirits, offering flavor innovations and custom distillery blends to the beverage alcohol industry. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services, including succession planning, executive assessment, talent retention management, executive development, transition consulting for newly appointed executives, and M&A human capital integration consulting.