The senior vice president – finance and treasurer of Dean Foods Company has resigned the company has said.

Cory Olson’s resignation is effective from 18 July, 2006. He leaves to serve as a managing partner of StoneBridge Real Estate Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm.

Olson was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the investment and banking communities and played a primary role in establishing the risk and cash management practices for Dean Foods.

“Cory has been an extremely valuable member of the senior management team and an important part of our success over the last seven years,” said Gregg Engles, chairman and CEO. “We are very appreciative of his many contributions and wish him well in his new pursuit.”