“We thank Dave for representing Kellogg so well throughout his career,” said Scott Salmon, Kellogg Co. chief customer officer. “His advocacy with industry partners, associations and trade organizations on our company’s behalf has been fundamental to our success.
“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.”
Jones grew his Kellogg career through the Kellogg sales organization, where he began as a territory manager in his home state of Oklahoma in 1986. In 1988, he won the Golden K Award as the top salesperson across all U.S.-based Kellogg sales employees.
His success earned Dave a position in the ranks of Sales leadership in 1994. From there he advanced into additional roles of increasing responsibility having held regional, national and KNA roles in New Jersey, Texas and Battle Creek.
In 2009, Dave was promoted to Vice President, Industry Initiatives where he serves as the primary voice of Kellogg and represents the company within food industry and consumer packaged goods organizations.
Jones’ last day with Kellogg will be Oct. 25, 2019. Succeeding Jones is Joe Mueller, a Vice President within Kellogg and a longtime veteran of the Kellogg sales organization.
“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.”