DALLAS - Dean Foods Company  (NYSE:DF) named Ralph Scozzafava to EVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Oct. 1, 2015. He will continue to report directly to Gregg Tanner, Chief Executive Officer.

In his new role, Scozzafava will continue to oversee the Commercial functions of Sales, Marketing, and R&D along with the addition of Operations & Procurement and Logistics.

"I've really enjoyed the dairy industry, and I'm excited to begin this new phase of my career with Dean Foods," Scozzafava said. "I've been impressed with the quality of people within the organization and all we can accomplish together."

Scozzafava joined Dean Foods in October 2014 as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) following his role as  Chairman of the Board and CEO of Furniture Brands International where he built organizational capabilities and improved operating results.

 

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