21 April 2011 | Angeline Albert
Kellogg Company has hired a former PepsiCo executive to take over as senior vice president of its global supply chain.
Steven Sterling, who started his role as supply chain chief at the US cereal giant’s Michigan headquarters this week, is the former group vice president of operations at PepsiCo’s snack business Frito-Lay. Frito-Lay makes Doritos and other convenience foods.
Sterling has spent the past 26 years with PepsiCo, but is now a member of Kellogg Company’s executive leadership team, reporting directly to the group’s president and CEO, John Bryant.
Bryant said: “Steve brings more than two decades of strong manufacturing experience with major consumer packaged goods companies to this critical role for Kellogg’s. His extensive knowledge in manufacturing is complemented by his strong capabilities in the areas of logistics and procurement.”
Kellogg’s, whose brands include All-Bran, Nutri-Grain, Special K, Pop-Tarts and Rice Krispies, had sales of more than $12 billion (£7.3 billion) in 2010.
To create a more sustainable global supply chain, one of the steps the group has taken is to encourage its suppliers to increase the percentage of sustainable palm oil they purchase.