DALLAS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF)
today announced that Brad Holcomb has joined the Company as Senior Vice
President and Chief Procurement Officer, Dairy Group.
Holcomb joins the company from the turnaround management team at Royal
Group Technologies Limited (RGTL), a leading producer of polymer-based
building materials, where he was senior vice president of global materials and
supply. At RGTL he had P&L responsibilities for RGTL’s chemicals plants in
North America and operations in China, and managed procurement and supply as
well as the overall project management function for the company.
Prior to RGTL, Holcomb served for five years as vice president and chief
procurement officer for Waste Management, Inc., North America’s largest waste
disposal company, headquartered in Houston, Texas.
“Brad’s experience in building high-performance procurement teams and
delivering world-class results will help us further extend the competitive
advantage we enjoy,” said Alan Bernon, President of the Dairy Group for Dean
Holcomb previously led procurement and supply management organizations in
two other companies. Prior to Waste Management, Holcomb was vice president of
supply chain management at American Precision Industries (API), headquartered
in Buffalo, NY, and was vice president of global procurement and materials
management at Praxair, Inc., headquartered in Danbury, CT. Holcomb’s earlier
career was with Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, where he spent over 20
years and held a broad range of management positions, including production
control, manufacturing, international marketing and sales, product development
and procurement. While at Kodak, he led the effort to globalize procurement by
developing worldwide processes and best practices.
ABOUT DEAN FOODS
Dean Foods Company is one of the leading food and beverage companies in
the United States. Its Dairy Group division is the largest processor and
distributor of milk and other dairy products in the country, with products
sold under more than 50 familiar local and regional brands and a wide array of
private labels. The Company’s WhiteWave Foods subsidiary markets and sells a
variety of well-known dairy and dairy-related products, such as Silk(R)
soymilk, Horizon Organic(R) milk and other dairy products and International
Delight(R) coffee creamers. WhiteWave Foods’ Rachel’s Organic(R) brand is the
largest organic milk brand and second largest organic yogurt brand in the
United Kingdom. Dean Foods is also one of the largest processors and
distributors of fluid milk in Spain and Portugal.
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SOURCE Dean Foods Company