Campbell’s Snacks Division Gets New President
Valerie Oswalt has been named executive vice president and president of Campbell Soup Company’s snacks division.
Oswalt will be tasked with leading the division that includes such brands as Goldfish, Milano, Pepperidge Farm, Snyder’s of Hanover, Lance, Kettle Brand, Cape Cod, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps and Late July, among others.
Reporting to Mark Clouse, Campbell’s president and CEO, she will become a member of the Campbell Leadership Team and a corporate officer.
Oswalt brings more than two decades of experience in the snack food industry, including senior positions at Kraft Foods and Mondelez. She was most recently CEO of Century Snacks, a privately held trail mix and nut products company, where she led the turnaround of the business with a portfolio of more than 400 branded, private label and commercial products.
Her career began as an accountant at Deloitte.
"I’m excited to join Campbell, a company with a rich history rooted in iconic brands,” said Oswalt. “The company’s snacks division has delivered impressive growth, and I look forward to working alongside this team and leading this business as we accelerate its momentum.”
“Having worked closely with Val in the past, I have seen firsthand her ability to lead large organizations and deliver strong business results,” said Clouse. “I’m confident that she is the right choice, and a great cultural fit, to grow our differentiated snacks portfolio. Her diverse background and cross-functional expertise will be invaluable to our leadership team and to our company.”
Founded in 1869, Campbell is No. 63 on the CGT Top 100 Consumer Goods Companies of 2019 list.
Oswalt’s appointment goes into effect March 9.