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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 29, 2004
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate Carlos M. Gutierrez, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Commerce. Mr. Gutierrez currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Kellogg Company. Mr. Gutierrez began working for Kellogg in Mexico City, Mexico nearly 30 years ago. In 1982, he was promoted to Supervisor for Latin American marketing services and transferred to the corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. Two years later, Mr. Gutierrez was named General Manager of Kellogg de Mexico. In 1989, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Kellogg Canada, Inc.
Mr. Gutierrez went on to serve as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kellogg USA and then President of Kellogg Asia-Pacific. In 1998, he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. He was elected to the company's Board of Directors and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 1999.
Mr. Gutierrez is a co-trustee of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Colgate-Palmolive Company and Grocery Manufacturers of America.
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