Nautilus, Inc. announced M. Carl Johnson, III has been elected to its Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased to have Carl join the Nautilus, Inc. Board of Directors,” stated Edward Bramson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nautilus, Inc. “His strong background in corporate expansion strategy and marketing will provide additional expertise as we leverage our restructured platform in the retail and direct channels with current and expanding product lines.”
Johnson joined Campbell Soup Company in April 2001, as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. He has direct responsibility for corporate strategy, research & development, quality, corporate marketing services, licensing, and e-Business.
Johnson joined Campbell from Kraft Foods, where he ran three successively larger business divisions. He joined Kraft in 1992 as Vice President, Strategy, for Kraft Foods, USA. In 1993, he became Executive Vice President, Kraft USA and General Manager of Kraft's Specialty Products Division. In 1995, he was made Executive Vice President of Kraft Foods, N.A.; General Manager of the Meals Division; and member of the Kraft Foods N.A. Operating Committee. In 1997, Mr. Johnson was named President of the $2.5 billion New Meals Division, where he led the division's three-year transformation, restoring sales and earnings momentum and achieving record-high operating income growth.
Johnson earned his B.A. degree in government and economics from Wesleyan University, and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.
“I look forward to working with Nautilus' experienced board,” said Mr. Johnson. “The Company's premium fitness brands in both retail and direct channels are well positioned to offer long-term growth opportunities by helping people achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle.”