US dairy group Dean Foods has appointed Chris Sliva to the newly-created post of president of its Morningstar division.

Sliva, currently COO of Morningstar, will oversee the 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, COO, Dean Foods.