Industry Veteran to Lead Campbell on Next Phase of Its Wellness JourneyCAMDEN, N.J., Feb 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced the appointment
of Dr. Debra DeMuth as Vice President Global Nutrition. DeMuth joins
Campbell from McDonald’s Corporation, where she served as Director of
Global Nutrition. The appointment is effective Feb. 22. Dr. DeMuth
succeeds Dr. Chor-San Khoo, who is taking a new role at Campbell as
Senior Research Fellow for External Scientific Affairs.
Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer
said, “I want to acknowledge Dr. Khoo’s many important contributions to
Campbell during her long career. Campbell is a better company because of
Chor-San’s efforts, and I am pleased that we will continue to benefit
from her contributions.
“I am equally pleased to welcome a professional with the credentials of
Dr. Debra DeMuth to the Campbell team. She brings extensive global
experience from a variety of leading companies in the food industry and
beyond. I am confident that Debra will build upon the strong work of our
global nutrition and health team to support Campbell’s growing focus on
vegetable nutrition and whole grains, as well as our continued work in
sodium reduction across our portfolio.”
DeMuth will be based at Campbell’s headquarters in Camden and will be
part of Campbell’s Global Research & Development organization, reporting
to George Dowdie, Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development
DeMuth will be responsible for leading Campbell’s global nutrition
organization, working closely with the company’s business units and
nutrition groups within R&D to develop wellness strategies. She will
provide expert nutritional science leadership to Campbell and also will
develop and coordinate regional nutritional initiatives, including
research programs, clinical trials and science-based claims development.
DeMuth brings more than 30 years of experience in nutritional science
leadership to Campbell. At McDonald’s, she provided guidance on the
development of better-for-you menu items and helped the company build a
comprehensive global nutrition strategy. Prior to McDonald’s, DeMuth led
internal and external nutrition communications and research for
Tropicana as a senior researcher at PepsiCo. Earlier in her career, she
spent seven years at Kraft, where she served as Director of Nutrition
for Nabisco. DeMuth also worked at Mead-Johnson Nutritionals, the
Coca-Cola Company and Abbott Laboratories.
DeMuth earned a bachelor of science degree in nutrition from the
University of Florida, a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from
Florida International University and a Ph.D. in nutrition and food
science from Florida State University. She is a registered dietician
affiliated with the American Dietetic Association and a member of the
American Society for Nutritional Sciences, American Diabetes Association
and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Khoo will begin her new role immediately, with responsibility for
coordinating Campbell’s positions on a broad range of scientific policy
matters. She also will serve as a key interface with external regulatory
and science institutions, including the United States Department of
Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration and the Institute of
Medicine. Dr. Khoo will continue her work with organizations such as the
International Life Sciences Institute and the Grocery Manufacturer’s
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.
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup CompanyAnthony Sanzio (Media)856-968-4390orJennifer Driscoll (Analysts)856-342-6081
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