On the Street: Campbell Names Nutrition VP

March 1/Camden, N.J./Food & Beverage Close-Up --  Campbell Soup Company announced the appointment of Dr. Debra DeMuth as vice president Global Nutrition.

TDeMuth joins Campbell from McDonald's Corp., where she served as director of Global Nutrition. DeMuth succeeds Dr. Chor-San Khoo, who is taking a new role at Campbell as senior research fellow for external scientific affairs.

Douglas R. Conant, Campbell's president and chief executive officer said, "I want to acknowledge Dr. Khoo's many important contributions to Campbell during her long career. Campbell is a better company because of Chor-San's efforts, and I am pleased that we will continue to benefit from her contributions.

"I am equally pleased to welcome a professional with the credentials of Dr. Debra DeMuth to the Campbell team. She brings extensive global experience from a variety of leading companies in the food industry and beyond. I am confident that Debra will build upon the strong work of our global nutrition and health team to support Campbell's growing focus on vegetable nutrition and whole grains, as well as our continued work in sodium reduction across our portfolio," Conant said.

DeMuth will be based at Campbell's headquarters in Camden and will be part of Campbell's Global Research & Development organization, reporting to George Dowdie, senior vice president, Global Research & Development and Quality.

DeMuth will be responsible for leading Campbell's global nutrition organization and working closely with the company's business units and nutrition groups within R&D to develop wellness strategies. She will provide nutritional science leadership to Campbell and also will develop and coordinate regional nutritional initiatives including research programs, clinical trials, and science-based claims development.

From the March 15, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition