Shakopee, MN, USA, November 19, 2014:  William Rahr, President and CEO of Rahr Corporation, announced today that Ron Johnson has been promoted to President of Rahr Malting Co. “Ron has been an integral part of Rahr Malting Co.’s success and growth over the years and this appointment recognizes that contribution. Ron is a natural leader and this promotion is well deserved.” Mr. Rahr said.

Mr. Johnson has been an employee at Rahr for over 28 years. During his career at Rahr he has moved up the commercial ranks of the business from his start as a barley buyer to managing sales, supply chain, logistics and risk management activities.

Effective immediately, Mr. Johnson will have administrative and P&L responsibility for the entire malting business, including facilities in Shakopee, MN, Taft, North Dakota and Alberta, Canada. Reporting to Johnson will be VP of Supply Chain, Ronald Volpi; VP Sales, Bob Sutton; VP Quality Control; Paul Kramer; and Director of Accounting, Dottie Haus. The operations team will continue to report functionally to Corporate COO, Jesse Theis.

Mr. Rahr said, “We believe Rahr Malting Co. is well positioned for further growth, and Ron is the perfect person to pursue new strategies and fulfill that potential”.

Rahr Malting Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rahr Corporation, a family owned business founded in 1847 which supplies malt and other ingredients to the brewing, wine, distilling and food industries in North America and Asia.