Boyden's Leadership Series Features Dean Foods’ Ralph Scozzafava

DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released a new issue of its Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Ralph Scozzafava, Chief Operating Officer of Dean Foods.

In Boyden's Leadership Series, COO of Dean Foods Ralph Scozzafava discusses the digital revolution’s effect on the consumer packaged goods industry.

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In the interview, Scozzafava discusses a variety of topics including leadership and continuous personal growth; Dean Foods’ business strategy and approach to corporate social responsibility; how the digital revolution has changed the consumer packaged goods industry; and his “no jerks” policy.

“Ralph has a proven track record and a relentless focus on operational excellence,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “His straightforward style and instincts for building strong teams have energized both individuals and companies throughout his career.”

“Ralph’s career has been defined by key leadership roles for many well-known brands,” said Daniel Grassi, Managing Partner of Boyden Atlanta. “His three decades of success in the consumer packaged goods and grocery sectors have been a great benefit to Dean Foods, which continues to gain ground in profit and growth.”

Scozzafava joined Dean Foods in October 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He was promoted to his current position in October 2015. In this role, Scozzafava oversees the commercial functions of Sales, Marketing and R&D, along with Operations and Procurement and Logistics. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Stage Stores, Inc., where he is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee.

Scozzafava previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Furniture Brands International, Inc. This followed several leadership positions at Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, including Vice President - Worldwide Commercial Operations and Vice President & Managing Director - North America/Pacific. Earlier in his career Scozzafava held sales, marketing and merchandising positions at Campbell Soup Company, Clorox Company and Johnson & Johnson.

The full interview with Ralph Scozzafava is available here.

Previous editions of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Alec Ross, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and author of the New York Times number one bestseller The Industries of the Future; Bill Ingham, Vice President, Global Human Resources of Visa; Warren Harris, CEO of Tata Technologies; Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League (NFL); Mark Devadason, Global Head of Sustainability of Standard Chartered Bank; Chris Clark, Group Executive, Asia-Pacific at Visa; Noor Menai, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; António Mexia, CEO of EDP-Energias de Portugal; Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Ümran Beba, former Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo and currently Senior VP and CHRO at PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series
Boyden’s Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organizations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

About Boyden World Corporation
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