CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 1, 2013–
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today appointed Carlos
Barroso Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development (R&D),
reporting to Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer Denise
Morrison. Barroso’s appointment is effective July 31, 2013.
“Research & Development is an essential ingredient in our recipe for
delivering the meaningful, consumer-focused innovation needed to change
our company’s growth trajectory,” said Morrison. “Carlos brings
extensive R&D food and consumer packaged goods expertise to Campbell at
a very important time. His knowledge of emerging markets and open
innovation, coupled with his experience in baked snacks and flavor
science, makes him an excellent fit for our organization.”
Barroso, 54, joins Campbell with more than 20 years of experience as an
R&D professional. Most recently, he ran his own R&D consulting practice,
where he worked with many Fortune 100 clients.
Previously, Barroso was Senior Vice President of R&D at PepsiCo, where
he oversaw all R&D for PepsiCo Foods, including Frito-Lay North America
and Quaker Foods and Snacks, a $27 billion business with more than 800
R&D employees. Prior to that, he held several roles of increasing
responsibility within the PepsiCo Foods R&D organization in the United
States and internationally. Barroso began his career at Procter & Gamble.
“I’m looking forward to joining Campbell and partnering with our
business leaders, R&D associates and outside partners to accelerate
innovation worldwide,” said Barroso. “Campbell is aggressively
reinvigorating its innovation pipeline and reshaping its portfolio, and
the R&D team must be a critical partner to help drive that growth
Barroso will be a member of Campbell’s corporate leadership team.
Barroso earned his bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering
from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he currently serves as
Chair of the External Advisory Board for the School of Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering. His significant expertise in flavor science
has resulted in two patents while at PepsiCo. He has also published
articles and presented at conferences worldwide on a variety of topics
including Open Innovation and Globalization.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality
foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and
healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,”
“Arnott’s,” “V8” and “Bolthouse Farms.” Through its corporate social
responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in
the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it
operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow
Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com
Source: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup CompanyJuli Mandel Sloves, 856-342-3717
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