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David W. Johnson

Campbell Soup Company

1990 - 1997

Food & Tobacco

1990 b. 1932
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Sydney
GraduateMBA, University of Chicago
Personal
Born-Died1932
BirthplaceAustralia
RaceWhite
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1990

Employing an aggressive streamlining strategy, Johnson is credited with creating Campbell Soup Company’s successful turnaround. Under his leadership, Campbell became one of the most profitable consumer products companies in the United States. His laser focus on profitability enabled Campbell to generate a 5 year shareholder return of 26% - well above industry averages.