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Campbell promotes supply chain executive
January 21st, 2014
CAMDEN, N.J. – Campbell Soup Co. has named Dave Biegger as senior vice president for global supply chain.
The food company said Tuesday that Biegger succeeds David White, who will retire from the Campbell after 10 years of service.
In the new role, Biegger will oversee engineering, procurement, manufacturing, logistics, customer service, quality and facilities. His appointment is effective April 1.
Biegger joined Campbell in 2005 as vice president of strategic planning for global supply chain. In 2007, he was promoted to vice president of the North America supply chain. In his new post, he will also maintain responsibility for Campbell's North America supply chain.
Before joining Campbell in 2005, Biegger spent nearly 24 years with Procter & Gamble in various positions of increasing seniority. During his tenure, he held multiple supply chain roles in the United States and internationally, supporting P&G’s Fabric and Home Care and Family Care businesses.
"Dave will play a critical role in our key strategies by creating a demand-driven supply chain, delivering consumer-focused innovation and operations excellence while driving cost and margin management," stated Denise Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Campbell Soup Co. "Dave is a strategic leader with deep expertise in supply chain management, coupled with broad experience in managing and operating plants. He is the right leader for this role as we strengthen our core business and expand into higher growth spaces to reshape Campbell for the future."
Campbell noted that under White's leadership, the company's global supply chain has become a food industry leader and improved its performance relative to peers, delivering continuous improvement in almost all key supply chain metrics. He has been a major contributor to the expansion and renovation of Campbell's world Headquarters in Camden, N.J., overseeing the construction of the 80,000 square-foot, LEED-certified Campbell Employee Center. Also recognized for his focus on employee safety, White and his team have reduced lost time injuries at Campbell by more than 80%, the company added.
"David has been an invaluable member of the Campbell leadership team and has made significant improvements to our global supply chain function during his tenure," Morrison commented. "I want to thank David and wish him and his family all the best in his retirement."