Bob Furbee joined Campbell in 1984 and was named Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain in June 2017. Bob leads our integrated efforts to transform its global supply chain organization to create value, drive growth and deliver new efficiencies.
Bob joined the company in 1984 as a Senior Systems Analyst-MIS. He then transitioned to Senior Manufacturing Engineer at World Headquarters in 1989; and progressed through operations assignments in the thermal manufacturing network.
In 1999, Bob was named Vice President-Operations in Napoleon, Ohio, our largest manufacturing facility. He also managed regional facilities in Marshall, Michigan, and Wauseon, Ohio. In 2003, he transferred to Campbell’s European operations as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, based in Belgium, and he was named Vice President-Operations for Pepperidge Farm in 2005.
In 2010, he transitioned to Vice President-Global Operations Quality, and in 2013 he assumed international responsibilities. In 2015, he was promoted to Senior Vice President-Supply Chain, Americas, where he oversaw all facets of our supply chain organization, incorporating global responsibility for operations quality, safety, engineering, and environmental activities, as well as responsibility for manufacturing, distribution logistics, procurement, and customer service for the Americas division.
Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration from West Virginia University, and his Master of Business Administration in production systems and operations management from Drexel University in Philadelphia.