Former Campbell Soup Company President and Chief Executive Officer David Johnson passed away on June 19 in Doylestown, Pa. A native of Australia, Johnson served as Campbell's President and CEO from 1990 until 1997 and again from March 2000 to January 2001. Johnson also served as Chairman of the Campbell Board of Directors from 1993 until 1999.
Denise Morrison, Campbell's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are deeply saddened by David’s passing. He was an outstanding and charismatic leader. David's passion for Campbell was always on display during his two tenures at the helm, and he made a lasting impression on so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with David's family.”
Under Johnson's leadership, Campbell expanded its international presence into Asia and Australia. Two of the acquisitions made during Johnson’s tenure remain important parts of Campbell’s portfolio, including Arnott’s biscuits and Pace sauces.
Johnson graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in economics and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.