DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) today announced the appointment of Paul Moskowitz to Executive Vice President, Human Resources, effective June 18. Reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregg Engles, Moskowitz will be responsible for leading the company’s Human Resources organization.
With over 20 years of experience, Moskowitz joins the company from Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, where he held the position of Chief People Officer. In this role, Moskowitz oversaw the Human Resource activities for 40,000 employees in the 1,800 company — and 4,800 franchise-owned restaurants throughout the United States. Previously Paul directed the Human Resources activities for all of Pizza Hut’s field operations, and led the organization’s training function.
“Throughout his career, Paul demonstrated how the HR function adds strategic value to an organization,” said Gregg L. Engles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As a critical member of our leadership team, Paul will continue to build organizational capabilities that enable us to drive our strategic initiatives and position Dean Foods for the future.”
Moskowitz served in progressively challenging Human Resource roles — including senior positions with Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, as well as Yum! Brands.
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.