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Carl Johnson

by Zixin Lu last modified Apr 06, 2016 01:13 PM
Executive Vice President, Marketing & Chief Growth Officer, Big Heart Pet Brands

Carl JohnsonCarl Johnson recently completed a four-year run as Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer of Big Heart Pet Brands (sold to JM Smucker Company in March 2015) and its predecessor company, Del Monte Foods (sold to Del Monte Pacific in February 2014). At Big Heart Pet, he had responsibility for line management of the company’s widely distributed brands; Strategy; Innovation; Consumer and Customer Insights; Marketing and Creative Services; Corporate Communications; Government Relations and the company’s Canadian subsidiary. Carl is a former Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer for Campbell Soup Company, where he led corporate strategy, global research & development/quality, corporate marketing services, corporate licensing and e-business. Prior to Campbell, he ran three successively larger multi-billion dollar divisions at Kraft Foods. Before Kraft, he led the Consumer Goods consulting practice at Marketing Corporation of America. Earlier, he held senior management positions at Polaroid and Colgate-Palmolive. Since 2011, Carl has been Chairman of the Board (non-executive) of Nautilus, a leading fitness company and also a director of Avedro, a pioneer in advanced refractory eye surgery. He is a Trustee of the Adelphic Educational Fund, Wesleyan University. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Kilts Center for Marketing at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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