San Diego Business Journal

Bumble Bee Foods named Todd Putman as the company’s executive vice president and chief growth officer.

According to San Diego-based Bumble Bee, Putman joins the executive leadership team from the Campbell Soup Co. where he served as general manager of Campbell Fresh. Putman’s prior experience includes senior executive-level positions across sales, marketing and innovation at leading consumer brands, including Procter & Gamble, Walt Disney and The Coca-Cola Co.

“Bumble Bee has all of the key components to build a contemporary growth company,” Putman said, “and I look forward to working with the team to put a plan in place to generate both near- and long-term revenue growth.”

According to the seafood company, a major part of Bumble Bee’s growth initiatives includes a strategic transformation that will roll out over the next year. Bumble Bee will be partnering with San Diego-based brand and innovation consultancy Bulldog Drummond. Working collaboratively with leadership, Bulldog will help to reposition Bumble Bee for growth, build a new vision and growth strategies that will guide the future of the business, develop a new product innovation pipeline that may include appropriate acquisitions.

Bumble Bee Foods LLC is a branded shelf-stable seafood company, offering a full line of canned and pouched tuna, salmon, sardine and specialty protein products marketed in the U.S. under various brands and in Canada under the Clover Leaf brand.