July 13/Deerfield, Ill./COMTEX -- Timothy P. Cofer was appointed president of Kraft Foods Europe Division. He will be replacing Michael A. Clarke who will be leaving the company in August. As president of Kraft Europe, Cofer will report to Irene Rosenfeld, chairman and CEO of the company.

Rosenfeld acclaimed Cofer saying, "Fortunately, we have a strong bench, and Tim is a talented and highly successful leader who can quickly transition into this role. Tim has nearly 20 years with the company. He has experience in multiple categories and geographies, including intimate knowledge of our European and global chocolate businesses. I'm confident that Tim's expertise and leadership skills will enable him to seamlessly build on the great results that our European team has been delivering."

From the July 14, 2011,Prepared Foods' Daily News.