The board of directors has activated its search process, with the search committee already evaluating both internal and external candidates. The process is expected to conclude in time for a seamless transition with Gamgort.
“Bob has been an outstanding CEO since 2009, having led the organization from private to public ownership,” said Roger K. Deromedi, Pinnacle chairman. “The clarity of Pinnacle’s strategy, combined with the strength of both its leadership team and board of directors, gives me confidence in our ability to deliver attractive shareholder returns, including our expectation for another strong year in 2016.”
Pinnacle Foods has announced that Robert J. Gamgort, chief executive officer since July 2009, will be leaving Pinnacle at the end of April to assume the role of CEO of Keurig Green Mountain, which was recently acquired by a JAB Holding Company-led consortium. Gamgort will continue to lead Pinnacle and serve on the company’s board of directors until the time of his departure.