CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 14, 2008–Campbell Soup
Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced the appointment of Sean Connolly as
President, Campbell USA and Irene Chang Britt as President, North
Connolly, 43, will be responsible for Campbell’s $3.7 billion U.S.
Soup, Sauces and Beverages business. He will be based at Campbell’s
headquarters in Camden and will report to Denise Morrison, President,
North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages.
Connolly joined Campbell in 2002 and has worked in several
significant roles at the company. Most recently, he led Campbell’s
North America Foodservice business unit for the last two years. Prior
to that, Connolly was Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Soup
for three years. Under his leadership, Campbell’s U.S. Soup business
experienced strong sales and profit gains, and the condensed soup
business began its turnaround. Connolly started his Campbell career as
Vice President, Marketing for Sauces and Prepared Foods.
Prior to joining Campbell, Connolly spent 10 years in brand
management leadership positions in the Food and Beverage unit of
Procter & Gamble. He earned a B.A. degree in economics from Vanderbilt
University and an M.B.A. degree in general management from the
University of Texas at Austin.
Irene Chang Britt, 45, will succeed Connolly as President, North
America Foodservice. Britt joined Campbell in 2005 as Vice President
and General Manager, Sauces and Beverages. Under her leadership,
Campbell’s has had strong growth across the sauces and beverage
portfolio, especially in the company’s beverage business which has
experience double-digit growth driven by innovative new products,
expanded distribution and bold advertising.
Prior to joining Campbell, Britt spent eight years with Kraft
Foods, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of
the Salted Snacks Division. She also held roles as Vice President and
Business Leader of the Canadian Biscuit and Snacks Division and Vice
President of Marketing for Salted Snacks in New Jersey, as well as
roles in Strategy.
Earlier in her career, Britt spent 12 years at Kimberly-Clark,
where she moved up progressively in marketing positions and held key
assignments in sales and research and development. She has eight years
of experience in the away-from-home market from her tenure at
Kimberly-Clark, where she ran the company’s washroom systems business.
Britt also will be based in Camden and will report to Morrison.
Britt earned a B.A. degree from the University of Toronto and an
M.B.A. degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the
University of Western Ontario.
The appointments are effective December 1, 2008.
Morrison said, “Sean and Irene have demonstrated exceptional
leadership and management capabilities in their most recent positions
and have strong performance records during their Campbell careers.
Going forward, the company will certainly benefit as they apply their
skills and knowledge to their new roles.”
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
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