Michael J. Teale, executive vice president and assistant to the chairman of Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), retires today following a distinguished 35-year career with Kellogg.

“Mike Teale led the development of a world-class supply chain at Kellogg Company for over a decade,” said Carlos M. Gutierrez, chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “We will continue to benefit from his vision and innovative spirit for many years to come.”

Teale joined Kellogg in 1966 in his hometown of Manchester, England. After holding various engineering, manufacturing, and management assignments at Kellogg’s Manchester and Wrexham, Wales, cereal plants, he was elected director, manufacturing and engineering operations of Kellogg Company of Great Britain in 1985.

Teale then moved in 1986 to Kellogg headquarters in Battle Creek, where he rose through the ranks to become corporate vice president in 1989 and executive vice president, operations, Kellogg USA in 1990. He was promoted to senior vice president, global supply chain of Kellogg Company in 1994 and to his current position in 2000.

With annual sales of nearly $7 billion, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, wholesome snacks, and meat alternatives. The company’s brands include Kellogg’s, Special K, Rice Krispies, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Nutri-Grain, Morningstar Farms, and Kashi. For more information, visit Kellogg’s website at http://www.kelloggs.com