Ralph Scozzafava -Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Reports to:
Gregg Tanner – Chief Executive Officer – Dean Foods

About Ralph:

Ralph was promoted to EVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) on Oct. 1, 2015. He will continue to report directly toGregg Tanner, Chief Executive Officer.

In his new role, Scozzafava will continue to oversee the Commercial functions of Sales, Marketing, and R&D along with the addition of Operations & Procurement and Logistics.

“I’ve really enjoyed the dairy industry, and I’m excited to begin this new phase of my career with Dean Foods,” Scozzafava said. “I’ve been impressed with the quality of people within the organization and all we can accomplish together. The launch of DairyPure® earlier this year was one example of how I think we’re changing the dairy category, and I very much look forward to this next chapter.”

Scozzafava joined Dean Foods in October 2014 as EVP and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with more than 30 years of experience in the consumer goods and grocery categories. He held progressive general management, sales and marketing positions with an outstanding track record of growth and leadership.

Before joining Dean Foods, Scozzafava was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Furniture Brands International where he built organizational capabilities and improved operating results.

Scozzafava also held several general management, sales, marketing and operations leadership roles at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company where he ultimately served as Wrigley’s Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Operations, managing a $5 billion business with more than 10,000 employees in the U.S. and abroad in 180 countries. Scozzafava also spent many years in management with Johnson & Johnson, Clorox and the Campbell Soup Company.

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