Jon Watson is the third generation to helm JC Watson, following in the footsteps of his dad, who took over the company in 1965. Jon graduated from the University of Idaho in 1972 and joined his family, including his grandfather Jim Watson, at the company.
Jon has been the cornerstone of innovation for the company over the past 60+ years. He narrowed JC Watson’s focus by eliminating the company’s apple and potato packing arms to focus exclusively on onions. His family members continue the JC Watson tradition: His wife, Margaret; his son, Brad; and his daughter, Emily Watson Libsack, are all involved in the company.