US dairy products company Dean Foods has announced that Joseph Scalzo has begun his term as president and chief executive officer of the company’s WhiteWave Foods division.

Scalzo has over 20 years of experience at major consumer product and beverage companies. In his new role he reports directly to Gregg Engles, chairman and CEO of Dean Foods.

Scalzo was most recently employed by The Gillette Company, where he served as group president, personal care and global value chain. Scalzo’s previous experience includes service as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at The Minute
Maid Company, and product marketing and supply positions at Procter & Gamble.

Dean’s WhiteWave Foods subsidiary is a leading organic foods company. It markets and sells a variety of well-known dairy and dairy-related products, such as Silk soymilk, Horizon Organic dairy products and juices, International Delight coffee creamers and Land O’Lakes creamers and cultured products.