Camden / NJ. (csc) Campbell Soup Company (CSC) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Les Vinney to succeed Paul Charron as Chairman of the Board, effective November 01, 2015. Vinney, 66, has been a director of Campbell since 2003. He retired as President and CEO of Steris Corporation, a leading provider of medical supplies. Paul Charron, 73, joined the Campbell Board in 2003 and has served as Chairman since 2009. He was Chairman and CEO of Liz Claiborne Inc. from 1996 until his retirement in 2006.
«Paul’s leadership and counsel during his six years as Chairman have been instrumental in helping to shift our company’s center of gravity. He has made many important contributions during his twelve years of service on the Campbell Board and provided exemplary leadership during a critical period in our company’s history», said Denise Morrison, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer. «We are pleased that we have a strong and capable business leader in Les Vinney to succeed Paul as Chairman. I look forward to working with him as we continue to unlock our purpose, performance and potential by pursuing Campbell’s growth strategies and reshaping our company for the future» (Image: Part of Andy Warhol’s «Soup Cans»).