David White to Retire as SVP, Global Supply Chain
CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 21, 2014–
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced the appointment
of Dave Biegger, 55, as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, with
responsibility for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, logistics,
customer service, quality and facilities. The appointment is effective
April 1, 2014. Biegger succeeds David White, who will retire from the
company after 10 years of service.
Biegger joined Campbell in 2005 as Vice President, Strategic Planning,
Global Supply Chain. In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President, North
America Supply Chain, where he has consistently delivered significant
cost savings through network optimization efforts, while also
implementing key initiatives related to world-class manufacturing. In
his new role, Biegger will also maintain responsibility for the Campbell
North America supply chain.
“Dave will play a critical role in our key strategies by creating a
demand-driven supply chain, delivering consumer-focused innovation and
operations excellence while driving cost and margin management,” said
Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup
Company. “Dave is a strategic leader with deep expertise in supply chain
management, coupled with broad experience in managing and operating
plants. He is the right leader for this role as we strengthen our core
business and expand into higher growth spaces to reshape Campbell for
Before joining Campbell in 2005, Biegger spent nearly 24 years with
Procter & Gamble (P&G) in various positions of increasing seniority.
During his tenure, Biegger held multiple supply chain roles in the U.S.
and internationally, supporting P&G’s Fabric and Home Care and Family
Care businesses. Biegger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in
chemical engineering from Iowa State University.
White to Retire
Under White’s leadership, Campbell’s Global Supply Chain has become a
food industry leader and improved its performance relative to peers,
delivering continuous improvement in almost all key supply chain
metrics. He has been a major contributor to the expansion and renovation
of Campbell’s World Headquarters in Camden, N.J., overseeing the
construction of the 80,000 sq. ft. LEED-certified Campbell Employee
Center. Recognized for his focus on employee safety, White and his team
have reduced lost time injuries at Campbell by more than 80 percent.
White has also been an important cultural leader, serving as an active
Executive Sponsor of the Asian Network of Campbell since its inception
Morrison said, “David has been an invaluable member of the Campbell
Leadership Team and has made significant improvements to our Global
Supply Chain function during his tenure. I want to thank David and wish
him and his family all the best in his retirement.”
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality
foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, snacks and healthy
beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,”
“Arnott’s,” “V8,” “Bolthouse Farms,” “Plum Organics” and “Kjeldsens.”
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
or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
Source: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup CompanyCarla Burigatto (Media), 856-342-3737Jennifer
Driscoll (Analysts/Investors), 856-342-6081
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