In an SEC filing on Feb. 16, Kellogg Co. announced the retirement – although using the phrase "to pursue other opportunities" – of Paul Norman as a corporate senior vice president and president of Kellogg North America, effective April 1. No immediate successor was named.
"We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all that you have contributed across our organization during your 30-plus years at the Kellogg Co.," read a letter signed by Steven Cahillane, who has been CEO since October 2017. "We wish you and your family only the very best as you transition to the next chapter in your remarkable career."
Cahillane also will get the chairman's title when his predecessor, John Bryant, fully retires on March 15.
North America division staff members will report directly to Cahillane until Kellogg names Norman's successor. The parting agreement prevents Norman from working at a competitor for two years.
Norman joined the company in 1987 as part of the United Kingdom’s sales organization. He was named a corporate senior vice president in 2005 and became president of the North America business in April 2015. He also was chief growth officer, led the U.S. Morning Foods business on an interim basis and held several management roles in Europe, Canada and Mexico.