Kellogg Supply Chain Chief to Retire

Feb. 22, 2022
Kellogg Co. has named a successor for its head of supply chain, who is retiring after 40 years of service to the company.

Kellogg Co. has named a successor for its head of supply chain, who is retiring after 40 years of service to the company.

Alistair Hirst is stepping down as Kellogg’s senior vice president, global supply chain. He will be replaced by Rodrigo Lance, currently vice president, North America supply chain. The succession, which had been planned previously, will become official later this year.

Hirst joined Kellogg in 1984 and served in various capacities in South Africa, Australia and England. He took his current position in 2011. Lance began his Kellogg career in 1997, working in Mexico and Guatemala, then becoming vice president, supply chain for Europe, and reaching his current position in 2019.

"The impact Alistair has had on Kellogg's success during his nearly four decades has been tremendous," CEO Steve Cahillane said in a statement. "Since he assumed leadership of our global supply chain organization in 2012, he has transformed the function through Kellogg Work System (KWS), driving employee engagement and standard work practices for impactful business results.”

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