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on May 8, 2017

Land O'Lakes promotes Yone Dewberry

He is the new chief supply chain officer

Land O'Lakes, Inc., has promoted Yone Dewberry to Chief Supply Chain Officer, reporting directly to Beth Ford, group executive vice president and chief operating officer. Dewberry, a nine-year veteran of Land O'Lakes, will assume responsibility on May 15 for overall supply chain operations across the enterprise.

"Yone's promotion to this important position aligns all key supply chain functions under a single leader who will focus on supply chain talent development and will position Land O'Lakes for the future," Ford said.

Dewberry took on an expanded role this winter as the company evolved the structure of the supply chain team. This evolution was designed to drive enhanced integration and to expand the portfolio. Dewberry currently serves as senior vice president – supply chain and procurement. He joined Land O'Lakes in 2008 as Director of Dairy Planning. He is a very highly regarded strategist with a broad background including more than 12 years working as a supply chain consultant with companies including BDP International and KPMG and 15 years with consumer products and chemical companies like Kraft Foods, Corning Glass and ARCO.

In addition to proving his value to clients in his consulting role, earlier in his career, Dewberry was hands-on in direct leadership plant positions in Kraft plants, including Entenman's Bakery, on the East Coast. With a chemical engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Lehigh University, he has brought tremendous value in changing distribution models, accelerating service collaboration, redefining transportation strategy and positioning in the art of innovation.

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