Pat Panko

Executive Vice President, DFA, President, Dairy Brands North

As executive vice president of DFA and president of Dairy Brands North, Pat is responsible for the Central, Mideast and Northeast regions, as well as the division’s cheese and butter businesses and extended shelf-life groups. Pat has worked for DFA since 2009 and has held a variety of leadership roles, including president of DFA’s legacy Fluid Milk and Ice Cream Division. Prior to coming to DFA, he spent 15 years with Dean Foods, holding several positions, including regional chief financial officer and vice president of finance for the Fresh Dairy Direct Division.