The chairman and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Company, Carlos M. Gutierrez, has been named co-trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust.
Breakfast cereal pioneer W.K. Kellogg established the trust to provide income for his foundation. The Kellogg Foundation makes grants in four broad areas: health, food systems and rural development, youth and education, and philanthropy and volunteerism.
The foundation makes thousands of grants each year in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa.
Gutierrez joined Kellogg de Mexico in 1975 as a sales representative. Seven years later, he was promoted to supervisor, Latin American marketing services, and transferred to corporate headquarters in Michigan. In 1998, he was appointed president and CEO of the company – a title he still holds.