Doreen A. Wright to Leave Company After Seven Years as CIO
CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 24, 2008–Campbell Soup
Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced the appointment of Joseph
Spagnoletti, 43, as Senior Vice President and Chief Information
Officer. Spagnoletti will report to Campbell President and Chief
Executive Officer, Douglas R. Conant.
Spagnoletti succeeds Doreen A. Wright, who led the successful
implementation of SAP across the majority of Campbell’s North American
operations. Spagnoletti’s appointment is effective August 1, 2008.
Spagnoletti will be responsible for overseeing Campbell’s global
information technology (IT) function and providing IT strategy that
will help Campbell meet its business goals. He will continue to
advance the strategic IT agenda established by Wright and further
develop Campbell’s IT organization into a world-class global function.
Spagnoletti will be responsible for completing Campbell’s SAP
implementation and delivering the full benefits of the enterprise
resource system for the company. He will lead Campbell’s worldwide IT
department and manage all technical and application information
Conant said, “Joe Spagnoletti was selected for this critical role
for the character, competence and teamwork he has exhibited during his
11-year career at Campbell. Joe brings a keen business and industry
acumen to the role, and he has consistently delivered value beyond the
IT function. His appointment reflects the strength of our IT
management team and is a testament to Doreen Wright’s leadership of
the function. I fully anticipate a smooth transition due to our strong
IT organization, Joe’s knowledge of our company, the IT department and
its systems, and the close partnership he and Doreen have had for many
Commenting on Wright’s departure, Conant said, “Doreen will leave
a lasting legacy on Campbell Soup Company, both within the IT
department and beyond. She has made important contributions to
Campbell’s transformation over the past seven years. From an IT
perspective, she has led the establishment of a global operating model
for the IT function and the strategic and operational leadership of
our SAP implementation. Beyond her functional role, Doreen has
tangibly improved employee engagement at Campbell through her work
with the Office of Diversity, her involvement in Campbell’s employee
networks and her dedication to mentoring programs. I wish Doreen well
as she leaves Campbell to spend more time on her life-long passion of
supporting the arts. She will be greatly missed.”
Spagnoletti has more than 20 years of IT and management
experience. He joined Campbell in 1997 as Director IT – Food Service
and held several positions of increasing responsibility within the IT
function. Most recently, he was Vice President – IT for Campbell North
America where he successfully led several key projects, including the
implementation of a trade management system and oversight of North
American SAP implementations. Prior to Campbell, Spagnoletti spent
seven years as an IT Director at Becton Dickinson. He started his IT
career at Hospital Computer Systems and also worked at CIC/DISC.
Spagnoletti earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
Science from Albright College in 1986. He serves on Camden, N.J.-based
Cooper Health System’s Audit/Ethics Committee.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and
healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,”
“Arnott’s,” and “V8.” For more information on the company, visit
Campbell’s website at www.campbellsoup.com.
CONTACT: Campbell Soup Company
Anthony Sanzio (Media)
Leonard F. Griehs (Analysts)
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
Sign up to get the latest company news. Delivered from our family to yours.
To manage your email preferences, click here.