CAMDEN, N.J. — Mick Beekhuizen has joined the Campbell Soup Co. as senior vice-president and chief financial officer, effective Sept. 30. He will become a corporate officer and a member of the Campbell Soup leadership team.
In his new role, Mr. Beekhuizen will lead the company’s finance function, including tax, treasury, audit, investor relations, external development, corporate financial planning and analysis, financial systems and Campbell Soup’s information technology group.
Most recently, Mr. Beekhuizen was executive vice-president and c.f.o. of Chobani, L.L.C. since 2016. Before that, he held the same job title at the Education Management Corp. Previously, Mr. Beekhuizen spent 13 years with Goldman Sachs in roles including managing director of private equity and investment banking associate.
“Mick’s background and experience in leading publicly traded and private food companies will serve Campbell well as we set the company on a course to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and create shareholder value,” said Mark A. Clouse, president and chief executive officer of Campbell Soup.
Mr. Beekhuizen succeeds Anthony DiSilvestro, who plans to leave Campbell Soup on Oct. 15 to pursue other interests, the company said. Mr. DiSilvestro joined Campbell Soup in 1996 as deputy treasurer and was named vice-president of finance for Campbell North America in 1999. He then was appointed vice-president of strategic planning and corporate development before becoming vice-president of finance for Campbell International in 2002. In 2004, Mr. DiSilvestro was named vice-president and controller. He was appointed senior vice-president of finance in 2010, which in 2012 was expanded to include the finance responsibilities for Campbell North America. Mr. DiSilvestro has been c.f.o. for Campbell Soup since May 2014.
“Anthony has been a strong leader during his Campbell career and a valuable partner during my first seven months with the company,” Mr. Clouse said. “Thanks to his leadership, Campbell is in a stronger financial position today than it was a year ago.”