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The Campbell Soup Company has appointed Carlos Barroso SVP, Global Research & Development (R&D), effective July 31, 2013. Barroso will report to Campbell’s president and CEO Denise Morrison.
“Research & Development is an essential ingredient in our recipe for delivering the meaningful, consumer-focused innovation needed to change our company’s growth trajectory,” said Morrison. “Carlos brings extensive R&D food and consumer packaged goods expertise to Campbell at a very important time. His knowledge of emerging markets and open innovation, coupled with his experience in baked snacks and flavor science, makes him an excellent fit for our organization.”
Barroso joins Campbell with more than 20 years of experience as an R&D professional. Most recently, he ran his own R&D consulting practice, where he worked with many Fortune 100 clients. Previously, Barroso was SVP of R&D at PepsiCo, where he oversaw all R&D for PepsiCo Foods, including Frito-Lay North America and Quaker Foods and Snacks. Prior to that, he held several roles of increasing responsibility within the PepsiCo Foods R&D organization in the U.S. and internationally.
“I’m looking forward to joining Campbell and partnering with our business leaders, R&D associates and outside partners to accelerate innovation worldwide,” said Barroso. “Campbell is aggressively reinvigorating its innovation pipeline and reshaping its portfolio, and the R&D team must be a critical partner to help drive that growth agenda.”
Barroso earned his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he currently serves as chair of the External Advisory Board for the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His significant expertise in flavor science has resulted in two patents while at PepsiCo, and he also has published articles and presented at conferences worldwide on a variety of topics including open innovation and globalization.
Founded in 1869, the Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup Company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including Campbell's, Pepperidge Farm, Arnott's, V8 and Bolthouse Farms.