BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — John A. Bryant, executive vice-president and chief operating officer for Kellogg Co., has been elected to the company’s board of directors as a director.

“John is a strong addition to our board,” said Jim Jenness, chairman of the board. “He has an in-depth knowledge of the financial and operational elements of our business and an intense focus on helping the company achieve sustainable, dependable results.”

Mr. Bryant has been with Kellogg Co. since 1998 and served as the chief financial from 2002 to 2004 and 2006 to 2009.