WESTERVILLE, OHIO — Thomas K. Pigott has been named vice-president, assistant secretary and chief financial officer of specialty food manufacturer Lancaster Colony Corp. He succeeds Douglas A. Fell, who plans to transition from that role to lead the company’s newly established transformation program office, which will serve to coordinate Lancaster Colony’s various capital and integration efforts.

Mr. Pigott has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting and previously was vice-president and c.f.o. for MGP Ingredients. Prior to MGPI, he held leadership roles in finance at Kraft Foods Group and Nestle USA. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and a master of business administration in finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also is a certified public accountant.

A 25-year veteran of Lancaster Colony, Mr. Fell has held various leadership roles within the company in finance, information technology and business development.

"Doug has been a great contributor to our company's success through his dedicated service as c.f.o. and a variety of other executive management positions in finance, information technology, business development and operations,” said David A. Ciesinski, president and chief executive officer of Lancaster Colony. “I am also very excited to welcome Tom Pigott to Lancaster Colony as our new c.f.o. and eagerly anticipate working with him for many years to come.  I am confident that Tom's extensive experience in the food industry and proven leadership in corporate finance will be a great fit for our organization as we continue in our pursuit of profitable growth."