Battle Creek, Michigan-based cereals giant Kellogg Company has announced that John Bryant has been named senior VP and CFO, effective 1 February.
He will succeed Thomas J. Webb, who has decided to leave the company.
Carlos M. Gutierrez, chairman and CEO, commented: “We are delighted to have someone of John’s caliber ready to step in immediately as CFO.
“John has solid business instincts and management skills. He has already served as the CFO of our largest division, and he has close working relationships with our entire management team.
“We expect this transition to be seamless.”
Since August 2000, Bryant has been senior VP and CFO of Kellogg USA, which generates about 70% of the company’s total sales. He also has had direct responsibility for managing the planning and execution teams for the integration of Keebler Foods Company.
Prior positions at Kellogg included CFO of Kellogg’s US cereal business, as well as financial planning and strategy development posts in the former Kellogg North America. Bryant came to Kellogg in early 1998, after holding leadership positions with Deloitte & Touche, Marakon, and A.T. Kearney.
SPeaking about Bryant predecessor, Gutierrez said: “Kellogg Company is grateful for Tom’s contributions over the last two years. He came to Kellogg with a goal of bolstering our
financial strength, and he did just that. Not only did we successfully finance the Keebler acquisition, but we recorded our highest cash flow in history in 2001.”