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Food products executive

David Willis Johnson, Australian, American Food products executive. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University of Chicago, 1992, Director of Yr.award National Association Corporation Dirs., 1997. Member American Bakers Association (past board directors), National Food Products Association (past board directors), Grocery Manufacturers American (past board directors).

Background

Johnson, David Willis was born on August 7, 1932 in Tumut, New South Wales, Australia. Son of Alfred Ernest and Eileen Melba (Burt) Johnson. came to the United States, 1976.

Education

Bachelor in Economics, University Sydney, Australia, 1954. Diploma in Education, University Sydney, Australia, 1955. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1958.

Career

Executive trainee, Ford Motor Company, Geelong, Australiamanagement trainee, Colgate-Palmolive, Sydney, 1959-1960;product manager, Colgate-Palmolive, Sydney, 1961;assistant to managing director, Colgate-Palmolive, Sydney, 1962;brands manager, Colgate-Palmolive, Sydney, 1963;general products manager, Colgate-Palmolive, Sydney, 1964-1965;assistant general manager, marketing director, Colgate-Palmolive, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1966;chairman, managing director, Colgate-Palmolive, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, 1967-1972;president, Warner-Lambert/Parke Davis Asia, Hong Kong, 1973-1976;president personal products division, Warner-Lambert Company, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 1977;president American Chicle Division, Warner-Lambert Company, Morris Plains, New Jersey, 1978;executive vice president, general manager Entenmann's division, Warner-Lambert Company, Bay Shore, New York, 1979;president specialty foods group, Warner-Lambert Company, Morris Plains, 1980-1981;vice president, Warner-Lambert Company, Morris Plains, 1980-1982;president, Chief Executive Officer Entenmann's division, Warner-Lambert Company, Bay Shore, 1982;vice president, General Foods Corporation, White Plains, New York, 1982-1987;Executive officer, Entemann's, Inc., Bay Shore, 1982-1987;chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, Gerber Products Company, Fremont, Michigan, 1987-1989;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Gerber Products Company, Fremont, Michigan, 1989-1990;president, Chief Executive Officer, director, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1990-1997;Chairman of the Board, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, New Jersey, since 1993. Board directors Colgate-Palmolive Company. Executive advisory board Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Merchant Banking Partners.

Member of advisory county U.Notre Dame College Bus.Adminstrn., University of Chicago Graduate School Business.

Membership

Member American Bakers Association (past board directors), National Food Products Association (past board directors), Grocery Manufacturers American (past board directors).

Connections

Married Sylvia Raymonde Wells, March 12, 1966. Children: David Ashley Lawrence, Justin Christopher Kendall, Harley Alistair Kent.

father:
Alfred Ernest Johnson

mother:
Eileen Melba (Burt) Johnson

spouse:
Sylvia Raymonde Wells

child:
David Ashley Lawrence Johnson

child:
Justin Christopher Kendall Johnson

child:
Harley Alistair Kent Johnson