The Kellogg Company has announced that it will appoint new presidents at both its North American and European businesses to help fuel growth in both markets.
Chris Hood, the current president of Kellogg Europe, will be appointed as the new president of the company’s North America business, while Dave Lawlor, the current president of Kellogg’s European cereal business, will succeed Hood as president of Kellogg Europe.
Both appointments will be effective from 1 July 2018, in order to ensure a smooth transition in both markets.
Hood will lead the company’s US Morning Foods, US Snacks, US Frozen Foods, US Specialty Channels, Kashi and Canada operations, and he succeeds Paul Norman who left the company earlier this year.
He joined Kellogg in 2012 following the company’s $2.7 billion acquisition of Pringles from Proctor & Gamble, where he served as vice-president and general manager for Pringles North America.
Lawlor joined Kellogg in 1991, and has held several senior commercial roles at the company, and has led the company’s businesses in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Russia, and the United Kingdom/Ireland in this time.
Kellogg North America chairman and CEO Steve Cahillane said: “Chris is a talented executive who has successfully led our European business through challenging market conditions and expansion into new markets, revitalising our marketing and innovation activity and improving our profitability.
“In recent months, I’ve had the opportunity to spend more time with the Kellogg North America businesses, and I am confident that they are on firm strategic and financial footing. Chris is the right person to build on the progress the team has made.
“These two internal promotions reflect the calibre of talent we have in our organisation. Both have the experience and skills to lead and execute our Deploy for Growth strategy.”
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2018
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