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Roberto Leopardi to lead Campbell division

Roberto Leopardi, incoming president, Campbell meals & beverages
Roberto Leopardi, incoming president, Campbell meals & beverages

Roberto Leopardi has been named president, Campbell meals & beverages, the division that includes Campbell’s North American soup, sauces and shelf-stable beverages brands, in addition to Pacific Foods and Plum, as of June 4. Prior to assuming his new role at Campbell, Leopardi was with SC Johnson for 24 years, heading up the company’s operations in the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

 

BluePrint Automation brings on new COO
Andre Boom has taken on the role of COO for BluePrint Automation (BPA) Americas. Over the last 25+ years, Boom has held progressive roles with leading snack food manufacturers, such as Snyder’s-Lance, Pinnacle Foods and Quaker Oats. 

 

Eriez fills director of global marketing and communications position

John Blicha has been promoted to the newly created position of director of global marketing and communications at Eriez. Blicha joined the company in 2012 as manager of marketing communications and most recently served as director of corporate communications.

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