M. Carl Johnson III, '72
Group Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, Del Monte Foods
Johnson was named group executive vice president and chief growth officer in January 2013, with responsibility for corporate strategy, innovation, research and development, consumer insights, marketing and creative services, corporate communications, and government relations. He also served as acting general manager of the Pet Business from March 2013 until July 2013. Johnson joined Del Monte as executive vice president of brands in November 2011. From 2001 until April 2011, Johnson was with Campbell Soup Company, a publicly held food company. He served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer from April 2001 to October 2010, having direct responsibility for corporate strategy, research and development, quality, corporate marketing services, licensing and e-business, and served as senior vice president and senior advisor to the CEO from October 2010 to April 2011.
From 1992 to 2001, Johnson was with Kraft Foods, Inc., a publicly held food company, where he ran three successively larger business divisions. He served as executive vice president, Kraft Foods, N.A., and president of the new meals division (a $2.5 billion division) from 1997 to 2001; executive vice president, Kraft Foods, N.A., and president of the meals division, Kraft Foods, N.A., from 1995 to 1997; executive vice president, Kraft USA, and general manager, specialty products division, from 1993 to 1995; and vice president of strategy, Kraft Foods, USA, from 1992 to 1993. Johnson currently serves as the non-executive chairman of Nautilus, Inc., a publicly held fitness equipment company, and as a director of Avedro, Inc., a privately held medical company.