BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Ron Dissinger, a longtime executive with The Kellogg Co., will retire as chief financial officer at the end of the year. Although Mr. Dissinger will step down as c.f.o. on Dec. 31, he will remain with Kellogg into 2017 to help ensure an orderly transition to his successor. An internal and external search for a new company c.f.o. has now commenced.
“Ron has had an extraordinary, nearly three-decade career with Kellogg, including the past six years as c.f.o. and a highly valued member of our global leadership team,” said John Bryant, chairman and c.e.o. of Kellogg. “Over the years, we have relied on Ron’s business acumen, disciplined approach to finance and extensive knowledge of our global organization to provide strategic financial leadership across every aspect of our business. Ron has also led or played a central role in a number of other major initiatives that have helped to position Kellogg for the future. These include acquisitions such as Pringles and Bisco Misr, as well as Kellogg Integrated Margin Management, Project K, Zero-Based Budgeting and the development of our 2020 Growth Plan. We thank Ron for his many contributions to Kellogg over the years, as well as for continuing to serve our company in 2017 before he transitions into retirement.”