Tasty Baking Co. CFO David Marberger is to quit the US baker to take the top finance job at upmarket chocolate maker Godiva.

Marberger will leave Tasty Baking next Friday (28 March) and become CFO and head of strategy at Godiva.

The chocolate maker was recently sold by Campbell Soup Co. to Turkish conglomerate Yildiz Holding for US$850m.

Paul Ridder, previously vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Tasty Baking, has been appointed to succeed Marberger.

"Dave's leadership and financial discipline have benefited Tasty Baking Company greatly over the last five years," said Charles Pizzi, president and CEO. "Dave helped create the financial foundation for the company and played an instrumental role in the execution of the company's strategic transformation plan. We all wish him well in the future."