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Kellogg’s CCO Salmon Heading To Simmons Foods

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Scott Salmon

After 22 years with the Kellogg Co., Chief Customer Officer Scott Salmon is leaving the breakfast and snacking company for a leadership role with Simmons Foods, based in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

“We thank Scott for the many contributions he has made during his more than two decades with Kellogg,” said Chris Hood, Kellogg North America president. “Under Scott’s stellar leadership as CCO, the KUSA sales organization has made critical advances with customers and across our retail channels.”

Improved service levels and in-store execution led to Kellogg being ranked No. 4 among top manufacturing companies last year by data and insights firm Kantar Consulting.

Salmon joined Kellogg as a retail sales representative in the Dallas zone. He has since held a variety of sales leadership roles, many of which involved leading strategic initiatives focused on talent and leadership, as well as customer and channel development.

Salmon was initially appointed to the then-newly created KUSA CCO role in 2015. He served in a dual role as KUSA CCO and U.S. Snacks sales leader in 2016-17, a time of transition for the snacks team. Salmon led the snacks organization in growing net sales, volume and operating profit, before returning to the KUSA CCO role full-time.

“We are grateful for the remarkable passion and drive that Scott has demonstrated throughout his Kellogg career,” Hood said, “and we wish him continued success in his new endeavor.”

Salmon will join Simmons Foods, a supplier of poultry, pet and ingredient products, as president of its pet foods division. A successor at Kellogg will be named at a later date.

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