Log in or Register for enhanced features | Forgotten Password?
White Papers | Suppliers | Events | Report Store | Companies | Dining Club | Drinks | Retail | Videos
Processed Foods
Savory Snacks
Return to: FBR Home | Processed Foods | Savory Snacks

Pinnacle Foods names Mark Clouse as new CEO

FBR Staff Writer Published 28 April 2016

US-based food company Pinnacle Foods has appointed Mark A. Clouse as the company’s new CEO with effect from 23 May 2016.

Clouse will replace Bob Gamgort, who will quit the company at the end of April. He will also be part of the company's board.

Pinnacle's CFO Craig Steeneck will be charged with additional role of interim-CEOafter Gamgort's departure.

Clouse, who is currently the chief commercial offer at Mondelez, held several leadership positions at the company. He handled brands such as Oreo, Nabisco, Cadbury and Trident during his 20-year tenure at Kraft Foods, which later spun-off into Mondelez.

In his current role, Clouse oversees Mondelez's commercial execution for all of its five geographic regions, as well as the global sales function.

Previously, he worked as chief growth officer for Mondelez, handling the responsibility of the company's growth strategy and overseeing key areas such as corporate strategy, global marketing, global sales, and research, development and quality.

Pinnacle chairman Roger K. Deromedi said: "We are thrilled to welcome Mark to Pinnacle as our new CEO. He assumes the leadership of a very strong company with an exceptionally talented team and bright future.

"Mark's strong operating background and proven track record of success, combined with his broad experience in both the North American market and more entrepreneurial developing market businesses, make him the ideal candidate to lead Pinnacle and drive the continued success of our business model and strategy."

Clouse said: "I believe the Company's proven business model and strategy will continue to deliver consistently strong results, and I look forward to leading the organization through its next stage of attractive value creation."