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Pinnacle Foods appoints Michael Allen as EVP and president for Boulder segment

Published 31 August 2016

Pinnacle Foods announced the appointment of Michael E. Allen, food industry veteran with significant experience leading health and wellness brands, to the position of Executive Vice President and President, Boulder, effective September 19, 2016.

Allen will report to Chief Executive Officer Mark Clouse and replace Phil Anson, interim Boulder General Manager and founder of EVOL frozen foods.  In his new role, Allen will have full responsibility for the Company’s Boulder segment.

Allen, 54, has 20 years of experience in the food industry, including focus in the natural, organic and health-forward channels on brands such as Kashi and Morningstar Farms.

He joins Pinnacle from the Kellogg Company where he most recently held the role of President, Morning Foods Division. Prior to his most recent role, he served as President, Frozen Foods Division from 2009-2013.

Allen joined the Kellogg Company in 1997 and progressed through various leadership roles in marketing, innovation and general management. Before joining Kellogg, Allen worked in marketing and advertising.  He holds a degree in Communications from Centennial College in Toronto.

“We are excited to welcome Michael to Pinnacle Foods to lead our Boulder segment,” said CEO Mark Clouse. “Michael’s strong track record of growing brands and leading natural and organic businesses, as well as his personal passion for wellness, will help us realize the full potential of our Boulder business.”

Source: Company Press Release