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ConAgra Foods Inc., Omaha, NE, announced today that Gary M. Rodkin, CEO, plans to retire at the end of the company’s fiscal year, May 2015.
Rodkin joined ConAgra Foods in October 2005. Prior to joining the company, he was chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Beverages and Foods North America, where he led a $10 billion organization that included leading brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Quaker Foods and Tropicana.
“It is a great privilege to lead ConAgra Foods, and while I look forward to retirement, I will miss working alongside so many smart and talented people who I’ve watched grow tremendously in my nine years here,” says Rodkin. “I’m pleased we are beginning my last fiscal year at ConAgra Foods by making good progress, and I have deep conviction that we are on the right path to deliver sustainable, profitable growth due to our significantly improved operational capabilities and our differentiated portfolio that is right for today’s value-oriented consumers. I will continue to lead our team with focus and enthusiasm until my successor is on board, and I look forward to helping with the transition process.”
ConAgra’s board of directors has established a search committee to identify Rodkin’s successor.