Kellogg announces several promotions

by Eric Schroeder
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BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — The Kellogg Co. has announced the promotion of several executives, a move the company said demonstrates "the depth of talent and continuity" among its Global Leadership Team.

Brad Davidson, senior vice-president, Kellogg Co., and president, Kellogg U.S. Snacks and Canada for the past five years, has been promoted to senior vice-president and president, Kellogg North America. Mr. Davidson joined Kellogg in 1984 and has held a number of sales leadership positions in Canada and the United States.

Paul Norman, currently senior vice-president, Kellogg Co., and president, U.S. Morning Foods, has been promoted to senior vice-president and president, Kellogg International. Mr. Norman joined Kellogg in 1987 and has held leadership roles in Kellogg’s Canada, Mexico and U.K. businesses.

John Bryant, currently executive vice-president, chief financial officer and president, Kellogg North America, has been elevated to chief operating officer, Kellogg Co. Mr. Bryant joined the company in 1998 and has led both the Kellogg North America and Kellogg International business units. He retains the title of c.f.o. for Kellogg Co.

Juan Pablo Villalobos, currently senior vice-president, Kellogg Co., and president, Latin America, was promoted to senior vice-president and president, U.S. Morning Foods. During his 17 years with Kellogg, Mr. Villalobos has gained extensive knowledge of the company’s Latin American business.

Todd Penegor, currently c.f.o., Kellogg Europe, has been promoted to vice-president, Kellogg Co., and president, Kellogg U.S. Snacks, and will join the Global Leadership Team. Mr. Penegor joined Kellogg in 2001 and earlier was c.f.o. for Kellogg's Snacks for five years.

Mark Baynes, global chief marketing officer, has been promoted to global chief marketing officer and vice-president, Kellogg Co., and joins the company’s Global Leadership Team. Mr. Baynes will be responsible for overseeing the company’s brand-building initiatives and ensuring that worldwide marketing efforts are closely linked to the company’s long-term, strategic growth objectives.

Jeff Montie, previously executive vice-president, Kellogg Co., and president, Kellogg International, global innovation, marketing and sales, has decided to leave the company.

"These new assignments demonstrate the depth of our management bench and are part of our continuing commitment to growing talent from within the organization," said David Mackay, president and chief executive officer, Kellogg Co. "The strength of our leadership team gives us great confidence in our ability to continue driving sustainable performance in a highly challenging environment."

The changes are effective immediately with a transition period.

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