Kraft Foods purchased Veryfine Products, a privately held beverage manufacturer. As part of the sale, Kraft acquires Veryfine's 350,000-sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Littleton, MA; its 20,400-sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Berlin, NH; and its 216,000-sq. ft. distribution center in Ayer, MA.

With Dole Asia since 2000, James Prideaux now serves as president of the company. Prior to his promotion he served as chief financial officer and had been acting president since June 2003.

Monterey Pasta acquired an 80 percent interest in CIBO Naturals LLC, a manufacturer of sauces and spreads located in Seattle, WA.

Alfa Laval appointed John Atanasio as president of its equipment division, which is based in Warminster, PA. He has been with the company since 1982 and most recently held the position of president of the parts and service division.

SK Foods promoted Steve King to vice president of operations; Rick Washburn, vice president of administration; Richard Lawrence to managing director Cedenco Foods/vice president SK Foods International Operations; Alan Huey, vice president of strategic planning; Rick Emmett, vice president of agricultural operations; and Randy Yingling, foodservice manager.

Most recently president and CEO of Chef Solutions, Inc., Michael Broll joined Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc. as a member of its board of directors. His career includes assignments with Nestle USA and the Pillsbury Company.

Scott Krebs is executive vice president/COO of Extru-Tech. He joined the company in 1991 as project engineer.

Anderson Instrument acquired Negele Industrieelektronik GmbH in Egg-an-der-Gunz, Germany. Negele is a supplier of sanitary/hygienic process instrumentation to the dairy, food and beverage markets.

Dr. Russell Cross joined National Beef Packing Co. as executive vice president, food safety/government & industry affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in animal science from Texas A&M University and is a former board member of the American Meat Institute and the National Meat Association.

Hi-Speed Checkweigher named Kyle Thomas as marketing manager and Jeff Adams as general manager. Thomas has been with the Mettler Toledo companies for 15 years and Adams for 20 years.