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ConAgra Names Finance Chief

It taps a former Pepsi exec.

ConAgra Foods (CAG) - Get Conagra Brands, Inc. Report named Andre J. Hawaux chief financial officer.

Hawaux was a general manager at

Pepsi Americas


and chief financial officer for Pepsi North America.

"Andre worked with me at

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, and I have complete confidence in his ability to make a huge contribution at ConAgra Foods," said CEO Gary Rodkin.

Hawaux assumes the CFO role from John Gehring, who was named acting CFO last week. Gehring replaced Frank Sklarsky, who is joining

Eastman Kodak


. Gehring will return to his role as senior vice president and controller for ConAgra Foods.