CAMDEN, N.J. — Chris Foley has been named president of Meals and Beverages and senior vice-president of Campbell Soup Co.
Mr. Foley succeeds Robert Leopardi, who is leaving Campbell after joining the company in June 2018. Mr. Leopardi was named president of Meals and Beverages and senior vice-president of Campbell Soup Co. in April.
In his new role, Mr. Foley will lead the $4.3 billion division that includes the company’s U.S. soup, simple meals and shelf-stable beverage portfolio as well as Pacific Foods, North America Food Service, Plum and its Canadian and Latin American businesses.
Mr. Foley has spent 20 years at the company. Most recently, he was chief marketing officer of Campbell Snacks, where he oversaw the formation of the Campbell Snacks division consisting of the combined portfolios of Pepperidge Farm and Snyder’s-Lance.
Before that, he was the chief marketing officer of Pepperidge Farm, where he developed marketing campaigns for brands including Goldfish, Milano and Farmhouse. Mr. Foley also has held general management roles in Australia and New Zealand, as well as marketing leadership roles in the United States and internationally.
“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,” said Mark Clouse, president and c.e.o. of Campbell Soup. “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.”