OMAHA — Tom McGough has been named president of the Consumer Foods group at ConAgra Foods, Inc. He succeeds André Hawaux, who is leaving ConAgra to join another public company in a different industry as chief financial officer.

Mr. McGough began his packaged foods career at H.J. Heinz in 1990. He joined ConAgra Foods in 2007 and was named president, Grocery Products, ConAgra Foods in 2012. Grocery Products is the largest area of business within the Consumer Foods segment, and it includes many leading shelf-stable and refrigerated brands.

Mr. McGough received a bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

“We are very pleased to have Tom in position to take over as leader of our Consumer Foods business,” said Gary Rodkin, chief executive officer of 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.”

The Consumer Foods segment includes branded, private brand, and customized food products, which are sold in various retail and food service channels, principally in North America. The products include a variety of categories (meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks, and desserts) across frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable temperature classes.