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The Whitewave Foods Company Appoints W. Anthony Vernon To Board Of Directors

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Tony Vernon will join the Board on January 1, 2016

DENVER, Oct. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) today announced that on September 30, 2015 it appointed W. Anthony (Tony) Vernon to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2016.

Vernon brings significant leadership experience and deep knowledge of the consumer goods industry to WhiteWaves board. He served as the CEO of Kraft Foods Group, Inc., from 2012 until December 2014, and as President, Kraft Foods North America from 2009 to 2012. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. until May 2015. Prior to joining Kraft he was the healthcare industry partner of Ripplewood Holdings LLC, a private equity firm. Vernon also spent 23 years at Johnson & Johnson where he ran independent business units and led several successful consumer brands. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Medivation, Inc., Intersect ENT, Inc. and NovoCure Limited and on the...


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