Kellogg North America president departs

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Kellogg North America President John Cook left the company. According to J.P. Morgan Securities analyst Erika Long, Mr. Cook's exit from the position, which has now been eliminated in favor of a president of the USA title, may be due to the decision by Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich., not to create the chief operating officer position he coveted. "It remains unclear whether Mr. Cook left because he couldn't get the COO position or because he was asked to leave for that or other reasons,'' Ms. Long said in fax update July 17. Mr. Cook's departure after roughly 18 months continues an ongoing wave of management changes at the troubled breakfast foods marketer. Getting the USA president post is David Mackay, from managing director of Kellogg U.K.

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