Glenns Ferry, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The man who created Pringles Potato Chips, advanced technology for dried Potato Flake Processing and was the owner of Carmela Winery in Glenns Ferry has passed away. Idaho’s First News reports Roger Jones, 75 was also the Idaho Lottery Commission Chairman.

Roger died at his home at his Carmela Winery. He served on the Idaho Lottery Commission since March of 1995 and had been Chairman since November of 2003. Roger Jones was a true innovator in Idaho, and one of the State’s original potato barons, as he advanced the technology for dried potato-flake processing. He eventually worked with Proctor & Gamble to create Pringles Potato Chips.

In recent years, Roger was the proprietor of Carmela Vineyards and Winery in Glenns Ferry. A graduate of the University of Idaho, Roger was one of the school’s most dedicated Vandal supporters.