Diversified foods giantKellogg Company , Battle Creek, Mich., said it promotedRonald Dissingerto chief financial officer, effective Jan. 3, 2010.

Kellogg said Dissinger, who was previously vice president and chief financial officer for Kellogg North America, will provide strategic financial leadership across the company to help ensure that Kellogg continues to achieve its long-term, sustainable growth goals. A 22-year company veteran, Dissinger will serve as a member of the company's Global Leadership Team and report to John Bryant who had previously held the dual role of CFO and COO.

"Ron will ensure that Kellogg continues its disciplined focus on results and financial integrity while John focuses on the broader elements of the COO role to continue to strengthen our sustainable growth model," said David Mackay, Kellogg president and CEO.