ConAgra Foods Names Andre Hawaux Chief Financial Officer
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG), one of North America’s leading packaged foods companies, has announced that Andre J. Hawaux is joining the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer on Nov. 13.
Hawaux, 45, joins ConAgra Foods after 25 years of experience with PepsiCo and its bottlers, including serving as chief financial officer for Pepsi North America. His experience includes field, corporate and general management positions. He currently is the general manager of one of the major US business units of Pepsi Americas, Inc. (NYSE:PAS)
“Andre worked with me at PepsiCo, and I have complete confidence in his ability to make a huge contribution at ConAgra Foods,” said Gary Rodkin, chief executive officer, ConAgra Foods. “He brings leadership, strong consumer products experience and outstanding financial skills, which will help ConAgra Foods achieve our long-term business objectives. We are very excited to have him join us. “
Hawaux assumes the CFO role from John Gehring, who was named acting CFO last week. As announced Oct. 3, Gehring replaced Frank Sklarsky, who is joining Eastman Kodak. Gehring will return to his role as senior vice president and controller for ConAgra Foods.
A certified public accountant, Hawaux holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pace University and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.
ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE:CAG) is one of North America’s largest packaged food companies, serving grocery retailers, as well as restaurants and other foodservice establishments. Popular ConAgra Foods consumer brands include: Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Reddi-wip, and many others.