Diversified foods giantThe Schwan Food Company , Marshall, Minn., said it hiredJim Cloughas president of Schwan's Food Service, effective August 9.

Clough previously was president of Fresh Start Bakeries North America. He succeedsMark Jansen, who left to become president and CEO at Blue Diamond Growers, a Sacramento, Calif-based almond cooperative.

A veteran of Heinz North America, ConAgra and Bunge Foods, Clough will now lead the Schwan subsidiary that supplies frozen pizza, ethnic specialties and other products to public and private schools, universities, healthcare facilities, convenience stores and chain restaurants.

In other news, theMinneapolis St. Paul Business Journalreported the departure ofScott McNair, president of Schwan’s largest division,Schwan’s Home Service Inc. A company spokesman told theBusiness Journalthat McNair left  to pursue other interests.