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Food maker elects board member

June 17, 2016
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Richard Dreiling
Richard Dreiling. Courtesy Kellogg Company

A former CEO of one of the nation’s largest small-box discount retailers has been elected to the board of a food maker in the region.

Richard Dreiling, who retired as the head of Dollar General Corporation last June, was elected to the Kellogg Company Board of Directors last week and began his term on Monday.

Dreiling’s term will be up at the company’s next annual meeting in April 2017.

"We are pleased to welcome Rick to our board of directors," Kellogg Company Chairman and CEO John Bryant said. "Rick's tremendous retail experience from his time with Dollar General and others, coupled with his incredible depth and breadth of knowledge leading retailers across multiple channels, will be of great benefit to our company."

Dreiling is one of 13 members on the board of Battle Creek-based Kellogg.

Dreiling’s background

Dreiling has more than 40 years of retail experience, including 34 years in roles with the supermarket chain Safeway, which spanned marketing, manufacturing, distribution, merchandising and retail operations.

He also served as chairman of Dollar General from 2008 to 2016, as well as a senior advisor to the company from the time of his retirement until January.

Dreiling also serves on the boards of Lowe’s Companies, Aramark and PulteGroup.

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