William O'Shea, Campbell Soup
William O’Shea, vice-president and controller at Campbell Soup Co., plans to retire on June 1.

CAMDEN, N.J. — William O’Shea, vice-president and controller at Campbell Soup Co., has informed the company of his intent to retire on June 1.

“Bill’s distinguished career spans more than two decades with Campbell,” said Anthony P. DiSilvestro, senior vice-president and chief financial officer. “He has served as an invaluable partner to me, our leadership team and the board of directors. He has a comprehensive understanding of many areas of finance and has always acted with the utmost integrity. I have known and worked with Bill for more than 30 years and am deeply grateful for his contributions to our company.”

Mr. O’Shea joined Campbell Soup in 1996 as controller, U.S. Soup. He later held a diverse range of leadership roles, including vice-president, finance, U.S. Grocery; vice-president and treasurer; vice-president, finance and strategy, North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages; and vice-president, finance operations.

In his most recent role as controller, Mr. O’Shea leads the company’s corporate accounting function and compliance with all financial and reporting requirements. He also supported the transformation of Campbell Soup’s finance function, including advising on the start-up of Integrated Global Services, the company’s shared services group responsible for building capabilities while lowering costs.

Before joining Campbell Soup, he held positions of increasing seniority with Scott Paper Co.

In the coming weeks, the company expects to name a successor who will work with Mr. O'Shea through the transition.