Jeffrey W. Montie has been promoted to president of Kellogg USA’s newly created morning foods division. The division includes ready-to-eat cereals, Pop-Tarts brands and ethnic business development.

Montie joined the Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) in 1987 as a brand manager and spent seven years in the U.S. ready-to-eat cereal business. He also had assignments in Canada, South Africa and Germany and served as vice president, global innovation for Kellogg Europe. Before assuming his new responsibilities, Montie had served as senior vice president and general manager of ready-to-eat cereal for Kellogg USA.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cedarville College in Ohio and earned a master of business administration degree from The Ohio State University.

Montie worked for The Procter & Gamble Company before joining Kellogg. He is a member of the American Advertising Federation board of directors.

With sales of nearly $7 billion, Kellogg Company is the world’s leading producer of ready-to-eat cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, and veggie foods. Kellogg products are manufactured in 20 countries and marketed in more than 160 countries around the world.