Chris Sliva promoted to president of Morningstar

by Eric Schroeder
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DALLAS — Chris Sliva has been promoted to president of the Morningstar division of Dean Foods Co. Mr. Sliva, who is currently chief operating officer of Morningstar, will oversee the Morningstar division’s entire private label, extended shelf life and cultured businesses.

“This well-deserved promotion recognizes Chris’ leadership of the Morningstar business over the last two years,” said Joe Scalzo, c.o.o. of Dean Foods. “Chris and his senior leadership team have designed and are implementing a business transformation to drive greater growth in this critical Dean Foods business.”

Mr. Sliva joined Dean Foods at WhiteWave in 2006 as senior vice-president of sales and chief customer officer. In 2008, he was promoted to c.o.o. of Morningstar. Prior to joining Dean Foods he was vice-president and general manager of Americas Output for Eastman Kodak Corp., where he also was vice-president of retail sales and vice-president of U.S. sales. Earlier, he held marketing and sales roles at Fort James Corp. and Procter & Gamble.
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