Kellogg Company Elects Clorox Company Chairman and CEO Donald
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kellogg Company announced today the election of Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of The Clorox Company, to its board of directors. Knauss assumed his role at Clorox in October 2006 and was formerly president and COO of Coca-Cola North America.
"Don''s diverse professional experience and leadership within the consumer products industry will be invaluable to our board of directors," said David Mackay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kellogg Company. "His expertise with high-performing brands and his knowledge of the global marketplace will greatly benefit Kellogg Company."
Knauss spent 12 years with The Coca-Cola Company in a variety of general management and division president roles, including president of Coca-Cola''s South African Division. Knauss was named executive vice president, Coca-Cola Company and president and COO, Coca-Cola North America in 2003.
Previously, Knauss worked in various director and vice president roles at Pepsico, Inc., particularly with the Frito-Lay and Tropicana divisions. Knauss began his career in consumer product goods at Procter & Gamble as a brand manager in 1981, after serving as an officer with the U.S. Marine Corps.
In addition to serving as chairman and CEO for Clorox, Knauss has also been active on the Board of Trustees of Morehouse College and the U.S. Marine Corps University Foundation. Knauss holds a degree in history from Indiana University.
With 2006 sales of almost $11 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K - News) is the world''s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. The company''s brands include Kellogg''s, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Special K, Rice Krispies, Murray, Austin, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Carr''s, Plantation, Ready Crust and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 17 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company''s website at
Source: Kellogg Company