Campbell Soup Company
Vice President / General Manager North America Foodservice
Proven General Manager with 20+ years of diverse, multifunctional experiences in highly demanding environments and a track record of driving sales and profit growth across Procter & Gamble
, Campbell Soup Company
, as well as smaller, start-up and Private Equity backed organizations.
Unique combination of engineering grounding, manufacturing experience, classical brand marketing and GM training coupled with passionate, hands-on leadership.
Recognized for building long term capabilities and having a sustainable impact across individuals, teams, and businesses.
Chris Slager was named Vice President and General Manager, North America Foodservice, in October 2010.
was responsible for Campbell's North America Foodservice
business, including soups, sauces, beverages, Retail Perimeter and Pepperidge Farm foodservice products in the United States and Canada.
Since joining the Campbell Soup Company in 2002 as Senior Brand Manager, Prego, Chris has held leadership roles in both the retail and foodservice segments.
He directed the U.S. Sauces brands and led development for the premium soups business.
directed the repositioning of the Select brand to Select Harvest and worked to significantly increase Campbell's level of competitiveness in the soup category.
As Vice President-Condensed Soup, Broth and Campbell's Kitchen, Chris
oversaw significant gains across the business, including delivering one of the strongest years ever on condensed soup.
was instrumental in shaping the strategy for the new positioning of the Campbell's Kitchen and directed the re-launch.
Chris began his career with Procter & Gamble, where he first worked in manufacturing at the Folgers coffee plant.
transitioned into brand management, where he
held roles of increasing responsibility across both retail and foodservice businesses.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Women's Foodservice Forum and was previously a board member of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
Chris earned both his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and his M.B.A. degree from Tulane University.