Larry S. McWilliams, senior vice president of sales and chief customer officer, has been the interim president of the division -- Campbell's largest business segment -- since August 2002. In fiscal 2002, North America Soup generated $2.5 billion of the company's $6.1 billion total sales.
Mr. McWilliams, who reports
Mr. Conant also credited Mr. McWilliams in general for leading "the development of a comprehensive soup program, including product and packaging innovation, consumer marketing and sales execution" along with Jeremy Fingerman, president of U.S. Soup.
Before joining Campbell in March 2001, Mr. McWilliams was senior vice president and general manager of the Coca-Cola Co.'s Minute Maid division and had previously held senior sales positions at Pillsbury Co. and package-good organizations.