>Chris Voigt, who has served as field operations director for the United States Potato Board, was named Executive Director of the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee this week.
Voigt, an Oregon native who traversed the nation on Board activities and programs over the past seven years, will take over from the late Wayne Thompson. Thompson died of cancer early this summer.
Voigt will oversee operations for growers from the Monte Vista, CO, office in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado.
“We’re just real happy to have him,” an office spokesperson said.