Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM), an agricultural processor with $36.1 billion of 2004 revenues, named Vikram Luthar treasurer and vice president. Luthar, 37, joined Illinois-based ADM from General Motors Corp., where he worked for 11 years, most recently as regional treasurer for GM's Asia Pacific operations in Singapore. Earlier, he worked in GM's corporate treasury in New York. Luthar replaces Charles Archer, who retired.

ConAgra Foods Inc., the $14.5 billion packaged food company based in Omaha, Neb., hired Frank Sklarsky as CFO and executive vice president. ConAgra's previous CFO, James O'Donnell, retired in April. Sklarsky, 48, most recently was vice president of corporate financial control for DaimlerChrysler. He had held financial management jobs since joining Chrysler in 1982. Earlier, Sklarsky worked at Dell Inc. and in public accounting.

Kraft Foods Inc., the $31.0 billion manufacturer of foods and beverages, named David Brearton corporate controller and senior vice president of business process simplification. He succeeds Jack Mowrer, who is retiring after more than 30 years with the company. Brearton, 43, most recently was senior vice president of finance for Kraft International Commercial. He has held finance jobs in Canada, Europe and at Kraft's corporate headquarters in Northfield, Ill., since joining the company in 1984. BellSouth Corp., the $22.6 billion telecommunications company, named Mark Droege treasurer and vice president. He replaces Lynn Wentworth, who was named vice president and CFO of the communications group, a new position. Droege, 50, most recently was vice president and CFO for BellSouth's Latin American group. Since joining the company in 1986, he has held positions including director of investor relations and president of BellSouth Interactive Services. Wentworth, 46, was named treasurer in 2003. She has worked in finance jobs since joining BellSouth in 1985.

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