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Mart Group appoints new chief executive officer

The Mart Group has named Jason Allen as its chief executive officer replacing Brian Hansen who has acted as the interim CEO since July 2017.  Hansen will continue with the Mart Group for a period of time as chief transition officer.Jason-Allen

Allen is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded business leader who, since 2011, has gained experience in the potato industry in leadership roles with Lamb Weston, serving most recently as the marketing director of global product management and innovation. Allen previously served as the Sr. brand manager of retail frozen foods for Lamb Weston, and as the Sr. brand manager for S.C. Johnson & Son’s OFF! insect repellents. 

“After a thorough and rigorous search process we are delighted that Jason Allen has agreed to join the Mart Group as its CEO,” said Duane Grant, chairman of the board of directors for the Mart Group.

“Jason has broad and deep relationships in the potato industry and has significant business experience and expertise in growing and improving sales and marketing systems. He is a people- and customer--centered individual with a history of creating highly engaged teams. I believe his understanding of the potato industry together with his business experience and drive will take Mart to the next level of growth and success. I, personally, am very pleased that we have been able to attract someone with his track record, talent and potential. The board and owners of Mart Group look forward to working with Jason and the executive team over the next few years to continue the exceptional growth of our business.”