Gary Simpson

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Jan. 28 announced the hiring of Gary Simpson to serve as the new CEO of Federal Prison Industries (FPI), a voluntary industrial work program that operates as a wholly owned government corporation. Simpson comes to FPI with more than 28 years of experience in manufacturing operations at Procter and Gamble. He is an expert in the areas of cost effective product launches, operational turnarounds and sourcing optimization. He will use these skills to lead FPI’s business transformation plan. At FPI, Simpson will help lead the largest reentry program within the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), providing job skills training to almost 12,000 federal inmates. The hiring of Simpson is one of the steps the department is taking to ensure that FPI remains a viable program in which federal offenders become productive, law-abiding citizens, according to a statement by the organization.