Pinnacle Foods Appoints D. Michael Wittman EVP & Chief Supply Chain Officer

PARSIPPANY, NJ (October 8, 2015) /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF) today announced that D. Michael Wittman has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer effective November 2, 2015. Wittman will replace Tony Fernandez, who earlier this year announced his plans to retire in mid-2016, and will report to Chief Executive Officer Bob Gamgort.

Wittman, 53, is currently Vice President of Supply Chain for Mars Chocolate North America where he has been responsible for leading the supply chain for the North American confectionery business since 2008. Prior to Mars, he spent over 25 years within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, including leadership roles in J&J Consumer Companies and McNeil Consumer Products. Wittman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.

Commenting on the announcement, Bob Gamgort stated, "I am pleased to welcome Mike to Pinnacle in the important role of leading our supply chain. His knowledge of the food and consumer products industry, as well as his strong experience leading the different aspects of the supply chain enterprise, will make him a strong addition to our team."

About Pinnacle Foods Inc. 

In more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. Pinnacle Foods is ranked on Fortune Magazine's 2015 Top 1000 companies list. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs an average of 4,500 employees. We are a leader in the shelf-stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 10 of the 14 major categories in which they compete. Our Birds Eye Frozen segment manages brands such as Birds Eye®, gardein™, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie's®, and Freshlike® frozen vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bagged frozen meals, Van de Kamp's® and Mrs. Paul's® frozen prepared seafood, Hungry-Man® frozen dinners and entrees, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Lender's® frozen and refrigerated bagels, and Celeste® frozen pizza.  Our Duncan Hines Grocery segment manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® and Vlasic Farmer's Garden® shelf-stable pickles, Wish-Bone® and Western® salad dressings, Mrs. Butterworth's® and Log Cabin® table syrups, Armour® canned meats, Brooks® and Nalley® chili and chili ingredients, Duncan Hines® Comstock® and Wilderness® pie and pastry fruit fillings and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Specialty Foods segment manages Tim's Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian® kettle style potato chips, Erin's® popcorn, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman's® snacks in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Further information is available at


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