Scalzo to c.o.o. of Dean Foods

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DALLAS — Joseph Scalzo has been named chief operating officer of Dean Foods Co., effective Nov. 1. Mr. Scalzo is currently president and chief executive officer of the Dean subsidiary the WhiteWave-Morningstar group. In his new role he will manage all of Dean Foods’ operating businesses, including Fresh Dairy Direct, WhiteWave, Morningstar and Alpro, as well as strategic functions, including worldwide supply chain, research, development and innovation.

"The appointment of Joe Scalzo as our chief operating officer continues the company’s evolution from its roots as a consolidator to a best-in-class food and beverage company," said Gregg Engles, chairman of the board and c.e.o. "Joe is an exceptional operator, whose level-headed financial discipline and collaborative leadership will be invaluable in building Dean Foods into a leading food and beverage company."

Blaine McPeak, the current president of Dean’s Horizon and Silk businesses, is being promoted to president of WhiteWave Foods. Mr. McPeak will lead Horizon, Silk Soymilk, International Delight and the Land O’Lakes cultured and liquid dairy products businesses for Dean Foods. His new role includes overseeing all functions, including marketing, research and development, supply chain, finance and sales.

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