“We are grateful for John’s many years of distinguished service to our company,” said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer of ConAgra Foods. “He has been an outstanding CFO, leader and friend. We wish him the best of luck in his next chapter.”
Prior to ConAgra Foods, Gehring was a partner with Ernst & Young and held auditing positions with PepsiCo, Inc. and KPMG. He joined ConAgra Foods in 2002, assuming his current role in 2009.
“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve as CFO during such an important period for ConAgra Foods,” Gehring said. “This has been the most professionally rewarding experience of my career, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together over the past 14 years. Looking ahead, I am confident that Sean and the rest of the talented leadership team have positioned the company to win over the long term and create value for all stakeholders.”