Joseph E. Scalzo left Dean Foods Co. on Feb. 25. He was president and chief operating officer. Chairman and CEO Gregg Engles is assuming Scalzo's operating responsibilities. Dean said it does not intend to name a replacement for Scalzo.

Kraft Foods said Timothy R. McLevish, executive vp and chief financial officer, will leave the company mid-year 2011. David Brearton, currently evp operations, will assume the cfo duties.

Cosimo Trimigliozzi is the new chief operating officer of Wild Flavors International GmbH, a newly formed business unit of the Wild Flavors GmbH.

Deann Baumgartner joined Pecan Deluxe Candy Co., Dallas, as senior account manager. John Lucey, professor of food science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named director of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research. Karl Kramer, president of innovation and commercial development at Tate & Lyle, was appointed to the board of directors of The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. American Casein Co. said Clifford E. Lang, Jr. has returned to the company in the position of general sales manager.