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DALLAS - Dean Foods Company, the nation's leading dairy processor, announced today the retirement of Howard M. Dean, chairman of Dean Foods.
Dean has worked for the company for 37 years, serving as president from 1970 to 1988, and chairman and CEO from 1988 through 2001.
Gregg Engles, current CEO and vice chairman of the board of directors, will succeed Dean as chairman. "We are very grateful for Howard Dean's leadership and assistance through the closing of the merger of Dean Foods and Suiza Foods and through the critical initial phase of the integration of our two great companies. Howard has led the dairy industry through a period of tremendous change and has played a critical role in changing the milk business for the better," Engles said.