A Big Bowlful of Exec Changes at Campbell Soup

Jan. 13, 2011
New lineup under Sean Connolly at Campbell North America
Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., in mid-January announced a new management team for its North American healthy beverages and soup and simple meals businesses. The management team reports to Sean Connolly, president of Campbell North America, Campbell's largest division. The appointments are designed to accelerate innovation and streamline decision making.

+ Ed Carolan is named vice president & general manager-Soup and Simple Meals with responsibility for U.S. soup and sauces and the company's specialty brands businesses, including Wolfgang Puck soups and SpaghettiO pasta products. He was senior vice president & general manager of Baked Snacks-Pepperidge Farm.

+ Carolan succeeds Andrew Brennan, who is named vice president of global strategy, advertising and design.

+ Tim Hassett is senior vice president of sales for Campbell North America, both retail and foodservice. He was a senior VP-fresh & frozen bakery at Pepperidge Farm. Hassett replaces Mike Salzberg, who left the company.

+ Darren Serrao was named to the new role of vice president & general manager-Beverages and Breakthrough Innovation. He will continue leading Campbell's healthy beverages business in the U.S. with the added responsibility of accelerating innovation across the company's U.S. retail businesses in simple meals, including soup and sauces, and healthy beverages. He was VP & GM of sauces and beverages.

+ Chris Slager is vice president & GM of North America Foodservice. He was VP & GM of Traditional Foodservice.

+ Slager succeeds Irene Chang Britt, who was named Campbell's chief strategy officer in October.

+ Maureen Linder succeeds Hassett as senior VP of Fresh & Frozen Bakery-Pepperidge Farm.

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