Gary J. Goberville will join Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), effective July 2, as senior vice president, human resources. Goberville has 30 years of human resources experience and has served since 1995 as vice president, human resources for W.W. Grainger, Inc. of Lake Forest, Illinois.

"Gary Goberville brings an outstanding record and skills that will help Kellogg Company continue its commitment to attract and retain the very best talent in the food industry," said Janet Langford Kelly, Kellogg's executive vice president for corporate development and administration, general counsel and secretary. "His leadership experience in human resources will be a strong asset in building consistent, dependable growth at Kellogg Company."

Goberville led efforts which resulted in Grainger being named "One of the Best 100 Companies to Work for in America'' in 1998 and 1999. At Grainger, he had human resources responsibility for 16,300 employees and more than 600 facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Hong Kong. Previously, he served in human resources management positions for GenCorp Inc. and General Electric. From 1992 until joining Grainger in 1995, he was a vice president, human resources for GenCorp.

A native of northern Wisconsin, Goberville has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He is a U.S. Army veteran.

About Kellogg Company

With projected annual sales of more than $9 billion, Kellogg Company is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, meat alternatives, pie crusts, and ice cream cones. The company's brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, Murray, Austin, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Carr's, Plantation, Ready Crust, and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit Kellogg's web site at or Keebler's web site at