Mark Schiller to head of Duncan Hines Grocery

by Eric Schroeder
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MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. — Mark L. Schiller has joined Pinnacle Foods Group L.L.C. as executive vice-president and division president of the Duncan Hines Grocery Division. Mr. Schiller most recently was senior vice-president of Frito-Lay New Ventures and was a member of the Frito-Lay executive committee.

“We are fortunate to welcome Mark to Pinnacle Foods as we continue to build our leadership team after our acquisition of Birds Eye Foods,” said Bob Gamgort, chief executive officer of Pinnacle Foods. “Mark’s strong track record of driving growth in food and consumer businesses will enhance our ability to maximize the full potential of our iconic brands.”

In his new role, Mr. Schiller will lead the $1 billion Duncan Hines Grocery Division, which includes brands such as Duncan Hines, Vlasic, Mrs. Butterworth’s, Log Cabin, Armour, Comstock, Wilderness and Nalley.

Before his most recent role as senior vice-president of Frito-Lay New Ventures, Mr. Schiller held the positions of president of Quaker Foods and Snacks North America and senior vice-president and general manager of the Frito-Lay Convenience Foods Division. He began his career at the Quaker Oats Co. in 1985 where he progressed through a number of marketing, sales and supply chain roles. He later left Quaker to become president of Valley Recreation Products, Inc. and co-president of Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc. before rejoining Quaker in 2002.

He received a bachelor of arts degree from Tulane University and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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