Pinnacle Foods Reorganizes Executive Management

PARSIPPANY, N.J.April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE:PF) today announced changes to its executive management team that simplify the leadership structure and leverage experienced executives in expanded commercial roles.

Mark Schiller will assume the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. In this expanded position, Schiller will continue to have responsibility for the Grocery and Frozen segments and will now also lead key commercial functions utilized across the entire organization, including marketing strategy, innovation, product development, package design, commercialization, productivity, consumer insights and shopper marketing. Schiller joined Pinnacle in June 2010 and has successfully managed increasingly larger and more complex parts of the business over his tenure. He will continue to report to Pinnacle Foods CEO Mark Clouse.

Michael Barkley, who was instrumental in transforming Birds Eye into an on-trend, health and wellness franchise, will assume the role of Executive Vice President and President, Boulder. In this role, Barkley will have responsibility for continuing to build on Boulder’s strong performance since acquisition, including overseeing the ongoing integration of the business into key organizational initiatives, such as the Company’s holistic productivity program. Barkley joined Pinnacle in December 2013 and has had responsibility for Birds Eye, the Company’s largest franchise, as well as oversight of the marketing function. He will also report to CEO Clouse.

Changes for both Schiller and Barkley will be effective May 1. Following a transition period, Michael Allen, currently Executive Vice President and President, Boulder, will be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities.

“We have talented executives with deep experience on the management team, and I am pleased that these expanded responsibilities are designed to not only enhance our organizational effectiveness and efficiency, but also provide our leaders with new opportunities and continued career development,” said Mark Clouse. “On behalf of the Pinnacle organization, I want to thank Michael Allen for his leadership of Boulder this past year and wish him well in his new endeavors.

About Pinnacle Foods Inc.
Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE:PF) is a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products with a mission of unleashing brand potential.  With annual sales in excess of $3 billion, our portfolio includes well-known brands competing in frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable formats, such as Birds Eye, Birds Eye Voila!, Duncan Hines, Earth Balance, EVOL, gardein, Glutino, Hungry-Man, Log Cabin, Udi’s, Vlasic, and Wish-Bone, along with many others.  The company is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and has nearly 5,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada.  For more information, please visit www.pinnaclefoods.com.

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