Dean Foods names C.P.G. veteran as new c.f.o.

by Rebekah Schouten
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Jody Macedonio, Dean Foods
Jody Macedonio has been named c.f.o. of Dean Foods.

DALLAS — Jody Macedonio has been named chief financial officer of Dean Foods Co., effective Feb. 26.

Ms. Macedonio joins Dean Foods from Henkel AG, where she was most recently senior vice-president of finance for the North America Laundry and Beauty divisions. Before Henkel acquired Sun Products Corp., she was treasurer and senior vice-president of finance and planning for Sun Products. Prior to that, Ms. Macedonio held several roles at PepsiCo, Inc., including c.f.o. and vice-president of finance for the North Business Unit of Frito-Lay. Before PepsiCo, she held finance positions at Nestle S.A., SmithKline Beecham and Chemical Bank.

Ralph Scozzafava, c.e.o. of Dean Foods

“We are very excited to have an executive of Jody’s caliber join our management team,” said Ralph Scozzafava, chief executive officer of Dean Foods. “With deep financial and operating experience in food and consumer packaged goods — including proven success in driving significant financial improvement and sustainable business performance — Jody will contribute immediately to Dean Foods. Her expertise will be instrumental in our continued focus on winning in private label, building and buying strong brands, and driving our cost productivity agenda.”

Ms. Macedonio succeeds Chris Bellairs, who left Dean Foods last August. She will take the reins from Scott Vopni, senior vice-president and chief accounting officer, who was named interim c.f.o. while the company searched for a replacement.
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