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Veteran industry executive Gregg Tanner joins SunOpta board

SunOptaSunOpta Inc., a food company, announced that Gregg Tanner has been appointed to SunOpta's board of directors.
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Mr. Tanner served as Chief Executive Officer and Director for Dean Foods Company from October 2012 to December 2016.

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 joined Dean Foods in 2007.

Prior to joining Dean Foods, he was Senior Vice President, Global Operations with The Hershey Company.

Before joining Hershey, Mr. Tanner was Senior Vice President, Retail Supply Chain at ConAgra Foods, Inc. where he directed the entire supply chain for retail products.

Earlier in his career, he held positions at Quaker Oats Company and Ralston Purina Company.

Since 2007, Mr. Tanner has served on the Board of Directors of The Boston Beer Company, Inc., where he is the Chair of the Audit Committee.

He serves as Chair of the Milk Industry Foundation, as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Dairy Foods Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Mr. Tanner is a graduate of Kansas State University.

Concurrent with Mr. Tanner's appointment, independent director Jay Amato stepped down as a director.

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