DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the October episode of KERA’s CEO, host Lee Cullum talks with Gregg Tanner, CEO of Dean Foods Company. Tanner discusses how the country’s largest milk processor and distributor manages an intricate supply chain delivering perishable products from more than 70 nationwide plants. Tanner also shares the challenges of staying competitive and offers insight into how the company plans to satisfy consumers’ changing tastes through new product development. “You have to go out there and figure out what the consumer is looking for,” Tanner says. “And when you meet that consumer need where they expect it, they will support it. So I think there’s a lot of opportunity.”
KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The October episode featuring Gregg Tanner airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, October 6, 2013, and 10:30 p.m. Monday, October 7. CEO also can be heard at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2013, on KERA 90.1 FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. More information about Dean Foods can be found at www.deanfoods.com.
ABOUT GREGG TANNER
Gregg Tanner serves as Chief Executive Officer for Dean Foods Company, a role he assumed in October 2012. Prior to serving as CEO, Mr. Tanner served as the Company’s Chief Supply Chain Officer and President of the Company’s Fresh Dairy Direct division, where he was responsible for all sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution functions for Dean Foods’ largest business unit and for supply chain operations for Dean Foods as a whole. Mr. Tanner, who joined Dean Foods in 2007, brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his current role.
During his tenure, he has transformed the Dean Foods supply chain by implementing vital quality and safety practices, instilling a continuous improvement process and mindset across the company’s supply chain network, and driving cost savings and efficiencies in production, distribution and procurement.
Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.
KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.