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Jim L. Turner

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Principal
JLT Beverages
Director since November 1997

Jim Turner has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board since August 2015. Mr. Turner currently serves as Principal of JLT Beverages L.P., a position he has held since 1996, and, since January 2015, he has served as the Owner/CEO of JLT Automotive Inc., a group of new automobile dealerships.

Prior, Mr. Turner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, Inc. from its formation in 1999 through June 2005 when he sold his interest in that company. Prior to that, Mr. Turner served as Owner/Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Turner Beverage Group, the largest privately-owned independent bottler in the United States.  Mr. Turner was a member of the Board of Directors of The Morningstar Group Inc. prior to our acquisition of that company in 1997. Mr. Turner has served on the Board of Trustees of Baylor Scott & White Health Holdings, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the State of Texas, since September 2013 and has served as its Chair since July 2015. He also serves as Chair of its Finance Committee and as Vice Chair of its Executive Committee. Mr. Turner previously served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Baylor Health Care System until its merger with Scott & White Healthcare in September 2013.

Mr. Turner also serves on the Boards of Directors of Crown Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer of consumer packaging products, where he serves on the Compensation Committee; Comstock Resources, Inc., an energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and development, where he serves on the Compensation Committee; and INSURICA, a full service insurance agency.  In addition, Mr. Turner is a member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club ownership group.

Mr. Turner's ownership and chairman/CEO experience with various businesses, especially beverage and bottling companies, translates well into our Company's profile as a leading food and beverage company. In addition, his varied board experiences, including with Morningstar and other consumer packaged goods companies, offer helpful insight into both the challenges and growth opportunities facing our business.

 

Ralph P. Scozzafava

Chief Executive Officer
Dean Foods Company
Director since January 2017

Mr. Scozzafava serves as Chief Executive Officer for Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF), a role he assumed in January 2017. Prior to being named CEO, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2015 and in that role oversaw the Commercial functions of Sales, Marketing, and R&D along with Operations & Procurement and Logistics. He joined Dean Foods in October 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Scozzafava served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Furniture Brands International, Inc. from May 2008 to November 2013 and as its Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - designate from June 2007 to January 2008. Prior to that, he was employed at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, where he held several positions, including serving as Vice President - Worldwide Commercial Operations from March 2006 to June 2007, and as Vice President & Managing Director - North America/Pacific from January 2004 to March 2006. Prior to joining Wrigley, Mr. Scozzafava served in sales, marketing and merchandising positions at Campbell Soup Company, Clorox Company, and Johnson & Johnson.  Mr. Scozzafava also serves on the Board of Directors of Stage Stores, Inc., where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.

Mr. Scozzafava has significant experience in operations, sales and marketing. His three decades of experience and success in the consumer packaged goods sector and his role as our Chief Executive Officer provide our Board with invaluable insight regarding the Company's operations and industry.

 

Janet Hill

Principal
Hill Family Advisors
Director since December 2001

Ms. Hill currently serves as principal at Hill Family Advisors and has served in such position since 2010. Ms. Hill served as Vice President of Alexander & Associates, a corporate consulting firm which she owned, from 1981 until her retirement in 2010. She was originally elected to our Board of Directors in 2001 in connection with our acquisition of Dean Holding Company (formerly known as Dean Foods Company) ("Legacy Dean"), having served on the Board of Legacy Dean since 1997. In addition to our Board, Ms. Hill also serves on the Boards of Directors of The Wendy's Company, where she serves on the Compensation Committee; Carlyle Group Management L.L.C., the general partner of The Carlyle Group L.P.; Esquire Bank, N.A., a private company, and Echo 360, Inc., a private company that is a global leader in active and distance learning solutions for higher education. She also serves as a trustee of Duke University and serves on the boards of the following non-profit entities: Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Kennedy Center, and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Ms. Hill brings valuable insight to our Board as a human resources and corporate governance specialist, having co-founded Alexander & Associates where she provided corporate planning advice and analysis to directors, executives and managers in the areas of human resource planning, corporate responsibility, corporate communications and government consultation. In addition, Ms. Hill has extensive experience serving as a director on several other Boards of Directors over the past 20 years, including Nextel, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Wendy's, and Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc.

 

J. Wayne Mailloux

Retired
Senior Vice President Global Sales
PepsiCo, Inc.
Director since May 2009

Mr. Mailloux is the owner of Stonehill Partners Limited, a company engaged in strategy development and business consulting, and has owned the company since 2011. Since September 2015, he has also served as principal and Chief Executive Manager of iDriver Solutions, LLC, a distributor of environmentally friendly technology solutions to the trucking industry.  Until January 2014, Mr. Mailloux served as the secretary and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SCQuARE International USA inc., a private company formed in 2012 that provides consulting services to companies across a broad spectrum of industries. From 1986 to 2004, he served in various roles with PepsiCo, including Senior Vice President Global Sales in Purchase, NY, President of Pepsi Cola Europe/Africa in London, and President of Pepsi Cola Canada Beverages in Toronto. Mr. Mailloux also previously served as President, Seven-Up Montreal Bottling, and President, Seven-Up Canada. He also held leadership positions at Grey Advertising, Cadbury Schweppes Powell Canada, Fromageries Bel and General Foods. Mr. Mailloux is also a member of the Board of Directors of Beso del Sol, Inc., a privately-held maker of alcoholic beverages.

Mr. Mailloux's 18-year career with PepsiCo spanned a wide variety of senior management roles and included extensive general management, sales and marketing experience in both company operations and franchise environments globally. Mr. Mailloux also previously served on the Board of Directors of Ault Dairies Inc., then Canada's largest dairy, prior to its acquisition by Parmalat. His experience in the beverage industry, combined with his global business experience, make him well-qualified to advise our Company as we continue to execute our business strategies.

 

Helen E. McCluskey

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
The Warnaco Group, Inc.
Director since November 2015

Ms. McCluskey was President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of The Warnaco Group, Inc. from February 2012 until its acquisition in February 2013 by PVH Corporation.  She served as a director of PVH Corporation from February 2013 until June 2014.  Ms. McCluskey joined The Warnaco Group, Inc. in July 2004, serving as its Chief Operating Officer from September 2010 to February 2012 and as Group President from July 2004 to September 2010. Prior to joining The Warnaco Group, Inc., Ms. McCluskey held various positions of increasing responsibility with Firestone Tire & Rubber Company (1977 to 1983), Playtex Apparel, Inc. (1983 to 2001) (which was acquired by Sara Lee Corporation in 1991) and Liz Claiborne Inc. (2001 to 2004). During her 18-year tenure with Sara Lee Corporation's intimate apparel units, she held executive positions in marketing, operations and general management, including President of Playtex Apparel from 1999 to 2001. Ms. McCluskey has served as member of the Board of Directors of Avon Products, Inc. since July 2014 and is a member of its Compensation and Management Development Committee and, since August 2013, has served as a director of Signet Jewelers Limited and as a member of its Audit Committee and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee.

With her broad background in strategy, business planning and operations derived from her career in consumer businesses, Ms. McCluskey brings valuable skills and insight to the Company. Her experience as a Chief Executive Officer of a global public company provides her with significant expertise in global business matters, corporate leadership and management, allowing her to bring valuable insight to the management of the Company's strategic direction and growth. Additionally, having built women's brands globally, she contributes a valuable blend of branding, merchandising, and marketing expertise to the Company.

 

John R. Muse

Former Chairman
Kainos Capital, LLC
Director since November 1997

Mr. Muse retired as Chairman of a private equity firm, Kainos Capital, LLC (formerly known as HM Capital Partners LLC and prior to that known as Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated, which he co-founded in 1989) effective January 2017. Since January 2017, he has served as a director of Nexstar Media Group, one of the nation's largest multimedia companies. He also served as a director of Media General, Inc. from December 2014 until its acquisition by Nexstar Media Group in January 2017. Mr. Muse serves as Chairman of Lucchese Boot Company, Inc., a privately-held boot manufacturer, and as the Chairman of Free Flow Wines, LLC, a privately-held packaging and logistics company serving the wine on tap industry. Mr. Muse also serves on the Board of Advisors of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Klyde Warren Park Foundation. Mr. Muse was also a member of the Board of Directors of The Morningstar Group Inc. prior to our acquisition of that company in November 1997.

Mr. Muse has more than 30 years of experience in private equity and investment banking, including experience in the food and beverage, energy and media sectors. In addition to his industry knowledge, Mr. Muse has extensive knowledge of acquisitions, capital markets and finance, which is invaluable to our Board's strategic planning for the Company's capital and liquidity needs.

 

B. Craig Owens

Former Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President
Campbell Soup Company
Director since November 2015

Mr. Owens was the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Campbell Soup Company from 2008 until his retirement in April 2014. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Owens served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Delhaize Group, an international food retailer headquartered in Belgium. Prior to that, he was employed by The Coca-Cola Company and its key franchisees from 1981 to 2001 and served in various management roles of increasing importance, including as Finance Director (CFO) for Coca-Cola Beverages plc from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Owens has served on the Board of Directors of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. since October 2014, where he is a member of its Finance and Planning Committee and the Committee of the Whole and serves as chair of its Audit Committee. From December 2011 through August 2015, he served as a director of Pall Corporation and chaired its Audit Committee from January 2013 through August 2015. Additionally, Mr. Owens has served as a director of United States Cold Storage, Inc., a private company, since June 2014, and, since 2013, has served on the Board of Trustees of Washington & Lee University and the Board of Directors of Friends' Central School (Philadelphia).  

Mr. Owens has extensive experience in the consumer food and beverage industries and considerable knowledge of the retail industry. He brings significant financial expertise to the Board, including all aspects of financial reporting, accounting, corporate finance and capital markets, as well as significant experience in strategic planning, business integration and operations, and in managing supply chain organizations.

 

Robert T. Wiseman

Former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Robert Wiseman Dairies Limited
Director since February 2013

Mr. Wiseman is a private investor who previously served as the Chief Executive of Robert Wiseman & Sons PLC from 2002 until its sale to the Müller Group in February 2012. Following the sale, he served as Non-Executive Director of Robert Wiseman Dairies Limited, Great Britain's then largest fresh liquid milk processor, from February 2012 to August 2013. Mr. Wiseman joined Robert Wiseman & Sons Limited, in 1975 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Managing Director, from 1994, after the company began trading on the London Stock Exchange, to 2002. Since November 2014, Mr. Wiseman has served on the Board of Directors of Ingleby Farms & Forests A/S, a privately-held company that manages mixed farms worldwide.

Mr. Wiseman's extensive experience in the international dairy industry is invaluable to understanding the operations of our Company, including identifying efficiencies with our assets and potential growth opportunities.

Ralph P. Scozzafava

Chief Executive Officer
Dean Foods Company
Director since January 2017

Mr. Scozzafava serves as Chief Executive Officer for Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF), a role he assumed in January 2017. Prior to being named CEO, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2015 and in that role oversaw the Commercial functions of Sales, Marketing, and R&D along with Operations & Procurement and Logistics. He joined Dean Foods in October 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Scozzafava served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Furniture Brands International, Inc. from May 2008 to November 2013 and as its Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - designate from June 2007 to January 2008. Prior to that, he was employed at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, where he held several positions, including serving as Vice President - Worldwide Commercial Operations from March 2006 to June 2007, and as Vice President & Managing Director - North America/Pacific from January 2004 to March 2006. Prior to joining Wrigley, Mr. Scozzafava served in sales, marketing and merchandising positions at Campbell Soup Company, Clorox Company, and Johnson & Johnson.  Mr. Scozzafava also serves on the Board of Directors of Stage Stores, Inc., where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.

Mr. Scozzafava has significant experience in operations, sales and marketing. His three decades of experience and success in the consumer packaged goods sector and his role as our Chief Executive Officer provide our Board with invaluable insight regarding the Company's operations and industry.

 

Brad Anderson

Senior Vice President, Field Sales

Mr. Anderson became our Senior Vice President, Field Sales effective January 2017. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the Company's field commercial structure. Mr. Anderson joined Dean Foods in April 2010 as Vice President, Sales - Upper Midwest and was promoted to Vice President, Sales - North Region in January 2013 and to Senior Vice President - South Region in November 2013. He has more than 20 years of commercial sales experience in the food and beverage industry. Prior to Dean Foods, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Sara Lee Corporation from 2002 to 2010, where he last served as Vice President, Sales & Delivery (from 2007 to 2010). Mr. Anderson also held various commercial sales positions with the Pepsi Bottling Group of Florida/South Georgia (from 2000 to 2002) and with Earthgrains Co. from 1993 to 2000. Additionally, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) since July 2012.

 

David Bernard

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Bernard joined Dean Foods in July 2017 as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is responsible for the Company's information technology solutions and innovation. He joined us from PepsiCo, where he most recently served as a member of its Global Executive IT Leadership Team and led the Global Research and Development and Sustainability IT Business Engagement Team from 2014 to 2017. During his 21-year tenure with PepsiCo, Mr. Bernard served in a number of information technology and innovation leadership roles, including CIO Frito Lay Canada, CIO PepsiCo UK & Ireland, CIO Power of One Sales and Global Marketing, and Global Innovation Strategy and Services. He was a member of the CIO IT Leadership Team for PepsiCo's Global Functions (2010 to 2017), PepsiCo International (2007 to 2010), and Frito Lay North America (2001 to 2007), and served on the Finance Leadership Team for Frito Lay International (1995 to 2001). Mr. Bernard currently serves as a Board Member of Toronto-based B.E.S.T. Investment Counsel Limited, a privately-held investment firm which is the manager and investment advisor of B.E.S.T. Total Return Fund Inc. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc., a supply chain software developer for non-profits and humanitarian and disaster relief organizations. 

 

Brad Cashaw

Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Mr. Cashaw joined Dean Foods in March 2016 as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and is responsible for oversight of the Operations, Logistics and Procurement functions of the Company. He has 30 years of supply chain experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Mr. Cashaw served as Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. from October 2013 to August 2015 and as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain of Kellogg Company from April 2012 to October 2013. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility with PepsiCo, Inc. where he last served as its Vice President, Supply Chain and NA Operations, Quaker Foods and Snacks from 2008 to 2012.

 

Russell F. Coleman

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Government Affairs

Mr. Coleman joined Dean Foods in August 2016 as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Government Affairs and is responsible for overseeing the Company's legal and regulatory matters and government affairs. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Mr. Coleman was a partner in the Dallas law firm of Meadows Collier from 2014 to July 2016. From 2003 through 2013, Mr. Coleman served as General Counsel of Belo Corp., a publicly-traded national media company, where he most recently served in the role of Senior Vice President and General Counsel (from 2008 to December 2013) with responsibility for legal representation of Belo Corp.'s television stations and A. H. Belo Corporation and its newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News. From 1992 until joining Belo in 2003, Mr. Coleman was a partner in the law firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP (now known as Locke Lord LLP) in Dallas. He is a former chairman of the Dallas Bar Association's Corporate Counsel section and a former chairman of the Dallas Bar Foundation.

 

Kurt W. Laufer 

Senior Vice President, Chief Customer, Marketing and Innovation Officer

Mr. Laufer joined Dean Foods in April 2016 as Senior Vice President, National Sales and Chief Customer Officer and was named to his current position in January 2017. Mr. Laufer is responsible for overseeing the Company's National Sales and Food Service organizations, as well as its Consumer Marketing, Research and Development, Customer and Shopper Marketing, and Customer and Shopper Insights. Mr. Laufer has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Prior to joining Dean Foods, Mr. Laufer was employed at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, where he held several senior sales positions, including serving as Vice President, U.S. Sales from October 2007 to April 2016, as Vice President, Global Chief Customer Officer from September 2006 to September 2007and as Vice President, U.S. Customer Marketing and Support from August 2004 to August 2006. Prior to joining Wrigley, Mr. Laufer served in various sales and marketing positions at Nabisco (from April 1998 to March 2001) and Lever Brothers division of Unilever (from February 1991 to March 1998).

 

S. Craig McCutcheon

Senior Vice President, Logistics

As Senior Vice President, Logistics, Mr. McCutcheon leads all transportation and logistics operations for our nationwide distribution network, a position he assumed in 2014. Prior to that, he led our Continuous Improvement and Business Optimization activities as Vice President, Continuous Improvement from 2006 to 2014. Mr. McCutcheon is one of Dean Foods' most seasoned veterans with more than 37 years of experience in various locations, functions and roles. He began his career in 1980 with Flav-O-Rich Dairy in Georgia, and later joined Mayfield Dairy, which was acquired by Dean Foods. During his time with Dean Foods, he has served as a Distribution Supervisor, Branch Manager, Sales and Operations Manager, and General Manager in various locations in the Southeast and in Ohio.

 

Kimberly Warmbier

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Warmbier joined Dean Foods in May 2012 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Fresh Dairy Direct. She was promoted to her current position in November 2012. Prior to Dean Foods, Ms. Warmbier served as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. from November 2009 to December 2011 where she led human resource professionals supporting more than 150,000 associates in supply chain, stores and corporate. Her experience also includes more than 20 years in the consumer packaged goods industry with PepsiCo, Inc. where she led the HR PepsiCo Customer teams for the company's five North American sales divisions including Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Tropicana, Quaker Oats and Gatorade. Ms. Warmbier currently serves on the North Texas Food Bank Board of Directors and is a member of their NTFB Finance and Executive Committees. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts Northeast Texas, a nonprofit organization, where she served on the CEO Selection Committee.

Committees

The Dean Foods Board of Directors currently maintains four committees to assist in oversight responsibilities.

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Ethics & Compliance

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