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New president at J.R. Simplot

April 21, 2009  ByMarg Land


April 21, 2009 – Garrett Lofto has been named president of the J.R. Simplot Company AgriBusiness Group.

April 21, 2009 – Garrett Lofto has been named president of the J.R. Simplot Company AgriBusiness Group.

Lofto succeeds Bill Whitacre, who in February 2009 was named chief executive officer of the J.R. Simplot Company.

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Lofto joined Simplot in 1992 as a crop advisor for the Morris, Manitoba area. He has held numerous leadership positions in the AgriBusiness Group, including his most recent role as vice president of wholesale sales.

Lofto is a member of the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists, and previously served on the board of directors and executive policy committee for the Canadian Fertilizer Institute.

Lofto holds a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Manitoba and a master’s of business administration from the University of Phoenix.


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