Boise, ID – Shauna Della is retiring from her role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the J.R. Simplot Company. Della joined Simplot in 2016 and oversaw a number of important technological improvements, in leading the Company’s global information technology strategy. Her retirement is effective Nov. 1, 2020.
“Shauna has been a tremendous leader for the J.R. Simplot Company and leaves our team and approach to technology in a good place to take advantage of our access to data and technology across our global footprint,” Simplot President and CEO Garrett Lofto said. “We thank her for the time and energy she’s provided and wish her well in this new phase of her life.”
Della helped broaden the organization’s approach to technology, including implementing a global team that drove efficiencies and shared practices across the Company’s international footprint. Prior to joining Simplot, Della held a variety of leadership positions with the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Darron Page will take over leadership for Simplot’s global information technology as part of his larger role as Senior Vice President of the Company’s Global Solutions organization, and a member of the Simplot Leadership Team. Page has been with Simplot for 28 years, holding numerous roles of increasing leadership responsibility within the Company before his appointment to Global Solutions in 2019.
“Darron has shown the strategic vision and leadership to expand our ongoing efforts to better meet the needs of our customers around the world,” Lofto said. “As the leader of our Global Solutions organization, Darron is well positioned to continue the momentum of our technology group as we expand our digital capabilities.”
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, South America, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.simplot.com.