Campbell Soup Company has appointed Valerie Oswalt as vice-president and president of Campbell Snacks, effective from 9 March 2020.
Oswalt will lead Campbell’s snack division which includes brands such as Milano, Pepperidge Farm, Kettle and Snyder’s of Hanover.
In January this year, Campbell announced that Carlos Abrams-Rivera was stepping down from his position as the president of Campbell Snacks.
Most recently, Oswalt has served as CEO of Century Snacks, a privately held trail mix and nuts product company with a portfolio of more than 400 branded, private label and commercial products.
Prior to this, Oswalt held the position as president of Mondelēz’s North American confections business which includes brands such as Oreo, Cadbury, Trident and Sour Patch Kid.
She has also held several roles at Kraft Foods Group including vice president of Walmart customer team, coffee, beverage and grocery.
Following Abrams-Rivera’s exit, Mark Clouse, president and CEO of Campbell’s, took over on a temporary basis.
Clouse said, “Having worked closely with Val in the past, I have seen first-hand her ability to lead large organisations and deliver strong business results.
“I’m confident that she is the right choice, and a great cultural fit, to grow our differentiated snacks portfolio. Her diverse background and cross-functional expertise will be invaluable to our leadership team and to our company.”
According to the US company, Campbell Snacks generated approximately $3.8 billion in net sales in fiscal 2019.
Oswalt, the newly-appointed president of Campbell Snacks, said: “I’m excited to join Campbell, a company with a rich history rooted in iconic brands.
“The company’s snacks division has delivered impressive growth, and I look forward to working alongside this team and leading this business as we accelerate its momentum.”
In her new position, Oswalt will report to Clouse and will become a member of the Campbell’s leadership team.
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