Carlos Barroso

Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development & Quality
Campbell Soup Company


Carlos Barroso joined Campbell as Senior Vice President-Global Research and Development (R&D) and Quality in July 2013. He reports to Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of the Campbell Leadership Team and the Campbell North America Leadership Team, and he heads the Global R&D Leadership Team.

He leads Campbell’s 500 R&D employees worldwide, focusing on accelerating innovation and new product development to both strengthen the company’s core businesses and expand into higher-growth spaces, including new consumer segments, categories, and geographies.

Carlos has more than 20 years of global R&D expertise in food and consumer packaged goods. Prior to joining Campbell, he was President of CJB and Associates, his own R&D consulting practice in Dallas, where he worked with Fortune 100 clients to help solve product and innovation challenges.

Before that, Carlos was Senior Vice President of R&D at PepsiCo, where he oversaw all R&D efforts for PepsiCo Foods, including Frito-Lay North America and Quaker Foods and Snacks, a $27 billion business with more than 800 R&D associates. He played a key role in driving the company’s international growth by leading global new product development and sharing product technology collaboratively across regions.

Carlos earned his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served as Chair of the External Advisory Board for the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and is a Trustee for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. He earned his M.B.A. degree from Arizona State University, where he was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.


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