The Idaho Grower Shippers Association has named Mark Klompien president.

Klompien was recently the vice president of supply chain management at Idahoan Foods, according to a news release.

Idaho Grower Shippers Association names presidentBefore working at Idahoan he spent 18 years at Basic American Foods and five years at Lamb Weston Inc.

Klompien has served as chairman of the Potato Executive Committee for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry and has also served as a board member and executive committee vice-chair, according to the release.

He serves on the College of agriculture advisory Board for the University of Idaho and as a board member for the Northwest Food Processors Association.

Klompien has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from Montana State University and also completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, according to the release.

He succeeds Travis Blacker, who joined the Idaho Potato Commission as industry relations director on Oct. 1.