The J.R. Simplot Company has named Darron Page as the new Senior Vice President of Global Solutions. Page will be responsible for the vision, strategy and functional model for the Global Solutions organization which includes four critical areas: Sustainability, Procurement, Enterprise Services and Facilities/Wheels/Aviation. He will report to President and CEO Garrett Lofto and represent Global Solutions across the Company as a member of the Simplot Leadership Team.
“Darron has been a valuable partner and leader within our Company for many years,” said Lofto. “His varied experience and innovative mindset will continue to serve the Company well.”
Page will take over for former Global Solutions Vice President Sue Richardson who is tasked with enabling a digital transformation strategy as Senior Vice President of Global Business Transformation.
Page has worked as Vice President of Business Development and Optimization in the Company’s AgriBusiness Group for the past two years. In that role he led the Group’s strategic business development process in collaboration with commercial and operational partners.
“I’m honored for this opportunity and look forward to working with the Global Solutions team and partners across the Company,” Page said. “Together we will continue to identify and provide the most efficient and sustainable solutions in our quest to help the J.R. Simplot Company be the best organization we can be.”
This is Page’s latest role in a 26-year career with Simplot that has provided a strong foundation across the Company. He was the Vice President, Controller and Procurement from 2014-2017 and Vice President, Supply Chain from 2012-2014. He also has experience in retail and financial analysis with the Company.
Page has a business degree from Washington State University and an MBA from Boise State University.
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 http://www.simplot.com .