Jason Allen is the new CEO of Mart Group LLC. ( Courtesy Mart Group )

Potato supplier Mart Group LLC, Rupert, Idaho, has hired Jason Allen as its new CEO.

Allen, who has been at Lamb Weston since 2011, officially joined Mart Group Aug. 23.

At Lamb Weston, Allen most recently was marketing director of global product management and innovation. Before that, he was senior brand manager of retail frozen foods for the company.

Before Lamb Weston, Allen was at S.C. Johnson & Son as senior brand manager of OFF! Insect repellents, according to a news release.

Allen succeeds Brian Hansen, the Mart Group interim CEO since July 2017. He’ll continue at the company “for a period of time” as chief transition officer, according to the release.

“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,” Duane Grant, chairman of the Mart Group’s board of directors, said in the release. “He is a people- and customer-centered individual with a history of creating highly engaged teams.”

Operating as Mart Produce, the company supplies foodservice and retailers.