Furbee will retire after 38 years of service, but remain with the company until April 2022 to ensure a smooth transition, a Jan. 4 announcement said.
Poland will take the helm of Campbell’s end-to-end supply chain function including procurement, food safety and quality, occupational health and safety, engineering, planning and logistics, and all manufacturing sites and the company’s network of contract manufacturers.
Poland will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Mark Clouse and become a member of the Campbell Leadership Team and a corporate officer.
Poland is a veteran of the consumer packaged goods industry and has served in senior supply chain, operations, plant management, and research and development roles. He’s been chief operating officer at KIND Snacks since 2019, and prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief supply chain officer at Pinnacle Foods. He also spent several years as vice president of North America supply chain for WhiteWave Foods, which is now Danone North America.
Early on in his career, Poland spent over a decade at the H.J. Heinz Co., where he held roles ranging from plant manager through chief supply chain officer of Heinz North America. He began his career at Nestle and Gerber.
“Dan has leadership experience at all levels of the CPG supply chain, from his early career as a plant manager to senior cross-functional roles across the industry. His track record of building high-performing teams and driving execution will be invaluable as we continue to deliver growth while also navigating one of the most dynamic and challenging supply chain environments in decades,” said Clouse.
Retiring Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain Furbee has been with Campbell since 1984, holding roles of increasing responsibility across manufacturing, operations, sourcing and quality, both in the U.S. and internationally. Over time, he’s led the development and implementation of the company’s supply chain strategy, championed safety performance and transformed Campbell’s quality function, according to the company.
“Bob has had a remarkable career at Campbell, spanning nearly four decades, and has been a true partner as we executed our transformation plan,” Clouse said. “He has played a crucial role as we navigated a truly unprecedented environment over the last 22 months. We are deeply grateful for his contributions and wish him the best in his retirement.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]