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• The Dallas Morning News reports that Joseph Scalzo, who became the president of Dean Foods six months ago, has left the company.

According to the story, “The firm’s announcement, which came after the market closed Tuesday, marks an abrupt end to the rapid rise of Scalzo. He had joined Dean in October 2005 as president and chief executive of the company’s WhiteWave division.

“It’s also the third departure of a major Dean corporate executive in the past five months.

“A terse news release said the 52-year-old Scalzo left Friday, about a week after the nation’s largest dairy producer reported a fourth-quarter loss of $20.74 million, largely due to charges.”
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