After commissioning the Briess Insta Grains® 2 Plant, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. installed a new robotic bagging system. Briess employees cast their votes to name the new robot. After all the names were submitted, the final vote was in. In honor of Briess founder, Ignatius Briess, paired with the plant’s nickname of IG2, the new bagging robot was named “I.G.natious.” This name was a collaboration between Marty McIntire and Shawn Kohlmeier.

Runner up names submitted by Briess employees included:

  • EGOR – eager to serve you,  submitted by Sharon Muellenbach in Invoicing
  • Barl-E, submitted by Aaron Hyde, in Sales and Marketing
  • Domo Arigato,  submitted by Jordon Geurts in Technical Services
  • Bagabot, submitted by Bruce Alten, in Malthouse Operations

The winners and runner ups received a “Golden Robot,” a bag of Briess malted milk balls and an honorary certificate.

Check out I.G.natious in action in this short video.

Winning name: I.G.natious
Contributors: Shawn Kohlmeier & Marty McIntire
Runner Up
Submitted name: Barl-E
Submitted by: Aaron Hyde
Runner Up
Submitted name: Bagabot
Submitted by: Bruce Alten
Runner Up
Submitted name: Domo Arigato
Submitted by: Jordon Geurts
Runner Up
Submitted name: EGOR
Submitted by: Sharon Muellenbach