Director of Raw Procurement
JR Simplot Co.
Bret A. Nedrow started his life and career in potatoes on a seed potato farm in Ashton, Idaho. Educated at the University of Idaho with a BS in Agribusiness Management and a MS in Agricultural Economics, Bret has been involved in the potato processing world for 24 years starting with Nestle Food Service in Moses Lake, Washington. He also assisted with the startup of the grading company Ag World Support Systems LLC. Bret currently works for The JR Simplot Company and has for 22 years in Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, and Manitoba in various positions in potatoes. He is currently Director of Raw Procurement overseeing Simplot Food Group potato operations, raw development, and sustainability for Simplot Food Group. Bret is also a current member of The Potato Association of America and a World Potato Congress board director.