January 14, 2013 – Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Gregory Keenan as vice president, business development – industrial ingredients at Penford Corporation. Mr. Keenan was previously VP of business development and engineering at Virent, Inc. The search was conducted by John Morrow, senior partner, and Baillie Parker, partner, at Nosal Partners LLC. Penford Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty, naturally-based ingredient systems for various applications including papermaking, foodand pet and animal products. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego and Sao Paulo, Nosal Partners delivers executive search, executive leadership development, and interim executive solutions.