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Simplot Names Moylan Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Published on August 26 2019

Brent MoylanBoise, ID – The J.R. Simplot Company has named Brent Moylan its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer. Moylan will take over for Joel Barker who announced his retirement earlier this year.

“Brent has been instrumental in our global food expansion efforts for many years,” Simplot President and CEO Garrett Lofto said. “His leadership, business acumen and strategic mindset will be valuable assets across our organization as we drive growth while working hard to exceed customer expectations.”

Moylan has spent a total of 23 years at Simplot. He most recently served as the Vice President of Finance for the Company’s Food Group where he oversaw a team of 30 finance professionals and helped the Company achieve unprecedented success in its food division. He began his career with a 12-year stint with the Company before gaining experience at other organizations for a number of years. Moylan returned to Simplot in 2008 and has held several positions before being named CFO.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity and am committed to doing my part to ensure the J.R. Simplot Company is best positioned to continue its efforts to feed the world,” Moylan said. 

Barker retires after 30 years with the Company. He will stay on to help in Moylan’s transition through the end of this year.

“We thank Joel for his 30 years of service and wish him a happy retirement,” Lofto said. “Brent will step in with the experience and skills to help ensure a smooth transition and keep the positive momentum Joel and the Company have established.” 

Moylan rejoined Simplot in 2008 as Financial Controller in Food Group. Prior to that he was Corporate Controller for Woodgrain Millwork in Fruitland, Idaho, and Controller for a multinational electronics manufacturer. He began his career at Simplot as an accountant and also held management and assistant controller roles with the Company. Moylan has Business degree from Boise State University.


About Simplot
The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot’s major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide. For more information, visit .