Garrett Lofto, 2020 CEO of Influence

Garrett Lofto, 2020 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review

Garrett Lofto has been working for the J.R. Simplot Company for more than 28 years. In fact, it’s the only company he’s ever worked for.

His lengthy, and ongoing, career with the private family-owned company began in his native Canada in 1992, and he and his family relocated from Manitoba to Idaho in 2001. Though Lofto has held many roles within the company in the past three decades, he has been president and CEO since 2018, managing a worldwide workforce of around 13,000 full-time employees while helping grow the company’s revenue to $7 billion in annual sales. But Lofto says these accomplishments belong to the Simplot family and everyone at the company.

“We’ve got tremendous commitment from the Simplot family, as well as our employee base,” he said. “It takes a lot of work by our people to do that, and we’ve got great customers.”