Mauro Pennella to v.p., g.m. of ConAgra business

by Eric Schroeder
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OMAHA — Mauro Pennella has joined ConAgra Foods, Inc. as vice-president and general manager of retail products for the company’s Lamb Weston potato business.

Mr. Pennella most recently was chief marketing officer for Stirrings, L.L.C., where he led new brand positioning and growth in the retail segment for the company’s premium cocktail mixes and sodas. Earlier, he led the North American innovation and global venture project for Diageo North America. He also worked for 13 years for Procter & Gamble.

“Mauro brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role,” said Jeff DeLapp, president of ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston. “We look forward to seeing the Lamb Weston business continue to expand and flourish under Mauro’s direction.”

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