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Pinnacle Foods CEO departs

Staff writer | Parsippany, N.J., USA | March 24, 2016
Robert J. GamgortMarch 24, 2016, Parsippany, N.J., USA - Pinnacle Foods Inc., a packaged foods company, announced that Robert J. Gamgort, chief executive officer of the company since July 2009, will be leaving Pinnacle at the end of April.
Mr. Gamgort joined Pinnacle as CEO in 2009. Prior to joining Pinnacle, he served as North American President for Mars Incorporated, where he managed the Company's portfolio of confectionery, main meal, pet food and retail businesses. He joined Mars in 1998, initially serving as Vice President of Marketing for M&M / Mars and then as General Manager of its Chocolate Unit.

Prior to Mars, Mr. Gamgort served as President of Major League Baseball Properties. Bob began his career at Kraft Foods where he served in key marketing, sales, corporate strategy and general management roles.

Mr. Gamgort holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Economics from Bucknell University. He also studied at the London School of Economics. He serves on the Board of Directors of Wayfair Inc. and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Mr. Gamgort will continue to lead Pinnacle and serve on the Company’s Board of Directors until the time of his departure.