Campbell Soup Names New President Of Meals And Beverages Division
Campbell Soup has appointed Chris Foley as the president of its meals and beverages division and the senior vice-president of the Campbell Soup Company.
He will report to Campbell's president and CEO, Mark Clouse and become a corporate officer and a member of the Campbell leadership team, effective immediately.
Foley will succeed Roberto Leopardi, who joined the company in May of last year.
In his new role, Foley will lead the $4.3 billion meals and beverages division that includes the company’s US soup, simple meals, and shelf-stable beverages portfolio.
Foley will also be responsible for Pacific Foods, North America Food Service, Plum, and its Canadian and Latin American businesses.
Commenting on the appointment, chief executive, Mark Clouse, said, "Chris is a terrific leader who brings the right mix of general management, marketing expertise and knowledge of Campbell to the critical role of leading our meals and beverages division."
An Experienced Professional
Foley is an experienced professional and has been a part of the company for 20 years.
He held various positions during this period including general management roles at Pepperidge Farm, as well as marketing leadership roles in the US and abroad.
Most recently, he served as the chief marketing officer of Campbell Snacks and played an integral role in the formation of the Campbell Snacks division, which comprises the combined portfolios of Pepperidge Farm and Snyder's-Lance.
'The Right Person'
"Based on his success at Pepperidge Farm and his key role in the integration of Campbell Snacks, I am confident Chris is the right person to increase innovation, step up our marketing and build consumer relevance for our meals and beverages brands," Clouse added.
Foley completed his graduation in English from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and earned an MBA from The College of William and Mary in Virginia.
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