Simplot names Don Johnson V.P. of fertilizer division

The J.R. Simplot Company's Turf & Horticulture group has named Don Johnson vice president and general manager of its fertilizer division. Johnson will oversee financial, sales and production matters for the division. His office will remain in Lathrop, Calif.

Johnson brings 30 years of experience I the fertilizer industry, 13 of those with Simplot. He began his career with Simplot as a area sales manager and has spend the past 10 years as director of sales for Simplot's professional products division, which produces the BEST and APEX brands of fertilizer. Johnson also spent 13 years as a professor at Ventura College teaching all aspects of turfgrass management and horticulture, and was chairman of the agriculture department for a time.

Johnson holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in plant science, in addition to a master's degree in education.

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