BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Ronald Dissinger has been promoted to chief financial officer at The Kellogg Co., effective Jan. 3, 2010. Mr. Dissinger previously was vice-president and c.f.o. for Kellogg North America. In addition, he will serve as a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team and report to John Bryant, who had previously held the dual role of c.f.o. and chief operating officer.

"Ron will ensure that Kellogg continues its disciplined focus on results and financial integrity while John focuses on the broader elements of the c.o.o. role to continue to strengthen our sustainable growth model," said David Mackay, president and chief executive officer of Kellogg.

During his 22-year career with Kellogg, Mr. Dissinger has held a number of key financial leadership roles. Most recently, these include the dual position of c.f.o., Kellogg Europe, and c.f.o., Kellogg International, from 2005 to 2007, and later vice-president and c.f.o. for Kellogg North America.

"Ron’s business acumen and disciplined approach to finance have proven to be valuable assets to Kellogg," Mr. Bryant said. "His strong leadership abilities, and both his domestic and international experience, make him ideally suited to serve as c.f.o."