Chris Silva to new position at Dean Foods
October 8, 2010
DALLAS — Dean Foods announced that Chris Sliva has been promoted to the new position of chief commercial officer, effective immediately. Currently, he is president of the Morningstar Division of Dean Foods and will be responsible for directing the commercial strategy of both the Fresh Dairy Direct and Morningstar divisions’ sales and lines of business.
“Chris Silva’s strong commercial background, exceptional leadership credentials and customer relationships make him the ideal choice for this role,” said Joe Scalzo, president and chief operating officer. “I have every confidence that he will enhance our selling effectiveness and drive revenue growth.”
The company also announced that Harrald Kroeker is leaving Dean Foods and his position as president of the F.D.D. division to pursue other opportunities. He is leaving the F.D.D. division effective immediately but will remain with the company through the end of November.
“Over the past four years, Harrald leveraged his experience and talents toward improving the efficiency and effectiveness of F.D.D. operations,” said Mr. Scalzo. “He was instrumental in positioning the company to take advantage of its scale, brands and local knowledge. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors.”