Dean Foods CEO To Leave At Year-End; Chief Operating Officer To Succeed Him

After roughly four years as the company’s top executive, Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) CEO Gregg Tanner will step down from the role on Jan. 1.

The company announced Thursday that Ralph Scozzafava, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, will take over the position. Tanner will stay with the company through its annual stockholder meeting in May 2017 to ensure a smooth transition.

Tanner first joined Dallas-based Dean in 2007, serving as the company’s chief supply chain officer and president of the Fresh Dairy Direct division. He was promoted to CEO in 2012.

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