Calpino to lead innovation efforts at Conagra Brands

by Keith Nunes
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Barry Calpino, Conagra Brands
Barry Calpino has been named vice-president of innovation for Conagra Brands.

CHICAGO — Barry Calpino has been named vice-president of innovation for Conagra Brands. In his new role, Mr. Calpino will focus on driving innovation and growth throughout Conagra’s brand platforms, the company said. He will report to Darren Serrao, Conagra’s chief growth officer.

Most recently, Mr. Calpino was vice-president of global platform innovation for Mondelez International, Deerfield, Ill. Prior to joining Mondelez, he was vice-president of breakthrough innovation at Kraft Foods.

“Barry is an experienced and accomplished leader with a track record of innovation and new product success at several of the most respected Consumer Packaged Goods companies,” Mr. Serrao said. “He’s made a name for himself delivering on big bets and breakthrough ideas and as Conagra Brands continues to build its innovation pipeline and cultivate more of an entrepreneurial culture, his expertise and leadership will be a tremendous asset to the team.” 
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