Camden, New Jersey-based Campbell Soup Co. appointed Mick Beekhuizen as SVP and CFO, effective Sept. 30. Beekhuizen will lead Campbell’s finance function, including tax, treasury, audit, investor relations, external development, corporate financial planning and analysis and financial systems, as well as the company’s information technology group.
Beekhuizen will report to Mark Clouse, Campbell’s president and CEO, and become a corporate officer and a member of the Campbell Leadership Team. He succeeds Anthony DiSilvestro, who is leaving the company on Oct. 15 to pursue other interests.
Beekhuizen, 43, was EVP and CFO at Chobani since 2016, where he led the improvement of the company’s capital structure and supported its growth and expansion. Prior to Chobani, he was EVP and CFO for Education Management Corporation, and a managing director at Goldman Sachs in the merchant banking division.
“Mick’s background and experience in leading publicly traded and private food companies will serve Campbell well as we set the company on a course to deliver sustainable, profitable growth and create shareholder value,” says Clouse.
Beekhuizen received his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from The University of Twente in the Netherlands.
DiSilvestro has been with Campbell since 1996, holding a wide range of roles from treasurer to CFO, a position he has held since 2014. DiSilvestro was instrumental in leading the acquisition of Snyder’s-Lance in 2017, the largest in the company’s history. He was also responsible for engineering Campbell’s successful multi-year cost savings program and leading the recent divestitures of Campbell Fresh and Campbell International.
“Anthony has been a strong leader during his Campbell career and a valuable partner during my first seven months with the company,” says Clouse. “Thanks to his leadership, Campbell is in a stronger financial position today than it was a year ago.”