Dan Poland has been named Campbell Soup Company executive VP and chief supply chain officer.
Most recently chief operation officer of Kind Snacks, Poland succeeds the retiring Bob Furbee and will lead the No. 66 consumer goods company’s end-to-end supply chain function, including procurement, food safety and quality, occupational health and safety, engineering, planning and logistics.
He’ll also lead all manufacturing sites and the company’s network of contract manufacturers.
Reporting to Mark Clouse, Campbell’s president and CEO, Poland will become a member of the Campbell leadership team and a corporate officer.
An industry veteran, Poland’s background includes EVP and chief supply chain officer at Pinnacle Foods and VP of North America supply chain for WhiteWave Foods. He also served in a variety of roles during his nearly 15 years at the Kraft Heinz Company and began his career at Nestle and Gerber.
“Dan has leadership experience at all levels of the CPG supply chain, from his early career as a plant manager to senior cross-functional roles across the industry,” said Clouse in a statement. “His track record of building high-performing teams and driving execution will be invaluable as we continue to deliver growth while also navigating one of the most dynamic and challenging supply chain environments in decades.”
Furbee, who has been with Campbell’s for nearly 40 years, will stay on through April for the transition.
Most recently a leader of category management and sales operations for JUUL Labs, he’ll be responsible for Bumble Bee’s customer strategy and planning function, including business management and demand planning.
In addition to making a significant move in its international expansion strategy with the lease of its first R&D center outside the U.S., the plant-based food company made several key leadership hires.