December 5/Elmwood Park, N.J./Business Wire -- Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods has named Larry Praeger CEO and Adam Somberg president. Vice president and a 14-year veteran of the company, Larry Praeger succeeds his late father, the founder, CEO and president of the eponymous Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods until his passing in September of 2012.

“This is a bittersweet moment for me. To say that I have huge shoes to fill doesn’t begin to capture the depth of my father’s legacy,” said Larry Praeger. “Under his leadership and pioneering vision, Dr. Praeger’s became a respected national brand. Adam and I are honored to build on that history, while leading an incredibly talented team forward into the next generation of growth.”

“Larry and Adam literally grew up in the business,” said co-founder and chairman Dr. Eric Somberg. “Their combined 22 years of experience, broad understanding of the natural foods industry and strong leadership have prepared them well to drive Dr. Praeger’s future growth.”