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slavtcheffCraig Slavtcheff
EVP & Chief R&D Innovation Officer
Campbell Soup

Craig Slavtcheff is executive vice president, chief R&D and innovation officer of Campbell Soup Company. He leads Campbell’s Global R&D function, including Innovation strategy and execution, divisional product development, and corporate science and technology, as well as regulatory, nutrition, and culinary teams. Since joining Campbell in 2012, he has led various teams across divisions to drive consumer-preferred innovations that combine culinary inspiration with product and packaging technology. He has transformed the company’s innovation processes, leveraging advanced sensory design methodologies and building agile, nimble development teams that mine consumer insights and translate them into superior product designs. In his more than 30-year career in consumer packaged goods, he has held several leadership positions in North America and Asia. He holds more than 80 patents. He earned his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut.