MOUTAIN LAKES, N.J. — Robert J. Gamgort has been named chief executive officer of Pinnacle Foods Group, L.L.C.

"The board is delighted that Bob has joined the company to further accelerate its growth and capture the full potential of its iconic brands," said Roger K. Deromedi, executive chairman of the board of directors. "Bob is one of the most talented and respected executives in the food industry with a demonstrated ability to lead and innovate."

Mr. Gamgort most recently served as North American President for Mars, Inc., and he will be replacing Jeffrey Ansell.