OMAHA, Neb. – Tom McGough was named president, Consumer Foods at ConAgra Foods Inc., the company announced May 2. McGough succeeds Andre Hawaux, who resigned to join another company in a different industry as CFO, according to ConAgra.

“We are very pleased to have Tom in position to take over as leader of our Consumer Foods business,” said Gary Rodkin, CEO, ConAgra Foods. “We have a strong bench, including Tom, who is a 20-year veteran of the branded food business. He has shown strong leadership and results throughout his career, including his six years with us
“Under André’s leadership, we have built a solid foundation in Consumer Foods, establishing a talent base, deeper pricing rigor, strategic acquisitions, and ongoing cost savings that have provided fuel for brand building. This segment is in a strong position to deliver on the near-term sequential volume improvement goals we have previously communicated, as well as good segment operating profit performance. Tom will continue to enhance and accelerate our strategies, and we are very enthusiastic and confident in his leadership.”

McGough began his packaged foods career at H.J. Heinz in 1990. He joined ConAgra Foods in 2007 and was appointed president, Grocery Products in 2012. Grocery Products is Consumer Foods’ largest area of business. He also has significant experience with the frozen category from his work at H.J. Heinz and ConAgra Foods. He holds an MBA from the Duke Univ.’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.