Simplot’s Chief Financial Officer Retires
Simplot has announced that its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Joel Barker will retire after 30 years with the company. Barker joined the company in 1989, his retirement is effective January 1, 2020.
During his time at Simplot, Barker oversaw the acquisition of several key entities across the firm’s portfolio and also held a variety of other roles. He was Vice President and controller of the company’s AgriBusiness Group before being named CFO.
He also served as General Manager, Simplot Turf and Horticulture, General Manager, Jacklin Seed, and Senior Director of Operations for Simplot Growers Solutions. Simplot will begin the immediate search for its next CFO and Treasurer. Barker will assist his successor in the transition period.
Earlier this year, the U.S.-based company appointed Darron Page as the new Vice President of Global Solutions. In his new position, Page becomes responsible for the vision, strategy and functional model for the Global Solutions organization, which includes for critical areas: Sustainability, Procurement, Enterprise Services, and Facilities/Wheels/Aviation.