Kellogg’s head of industry initiatives to retire

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Kellogg’s head of industry initiatives to retire

Kellogg has announced that its longtime liaison to food industry organizations, Dave Jones, will retire after 33 years with the company.

Jones began his career with the company in 1986 as the territory manager in his home state of Oklahoma. In 1988, he was awarded the Golden K Award, which is given to the top salesperson across all of the company’s United States based sales employees.

“We thank Dave for representing Kellogg so well throughout his career,” Scott Salmon, the Kellogg chief customer officer said. “His advocacy with industry partners, associations and trade organizations on our company’s behalf has been fundamental to our success.

Throughout his tenure with the company, Jones rose the ranks of sales leadership in 1994, and from there took on such additional roles as holding regional, national and KNA roles in New Jersey, Texas and Battle Creek.

“He will certainly be missed by colleagues at both Kellogg and across the food industry, and we wish him all the best in his retirement. It’s very well-deserved,” Salmon said.

In 2009, he was promoted to vice president of industry initiatives where he served as the primary voice for Kellogg, and also represents the company within the food industry and other consumer packaged goods organizations.

Jones’ last day will be on Oct. 25. He will be succeeded by Joe Mueller, a vice president within Kellogg and a longtime veteran of its sales organization, the company said.

“Dave built a career out of making connections – with those internally he mentored and the people with whom he partnered industry-wide,” Salmon said. “While we celebrate his legacy, we are also excited to advance the career of Joe and look forward to his leadership with our industry partners.”