Kellogg Executive To Be Honored with Prestigous Foodservice Industry Award


BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 23, 2007 — In recognition of his commitment and support to developing women professionals in the hospitality and foodservice industry, Dave Pfanzelter, president Specialty Channels , Kellogg Company, will be awarded Lexington College's prestigious Award for Excellence.

"Our Award for Excellence is presented to industry leaders who embody the mission of Lexington to prepare skilled and competent women professionals for careers in hospitality and foodservice," said Susan Mangels, president of Lexington College. "Dave has been chosen to receive this honor based on his exceptional leadership and his dedication to encouraging women professionals in our industry."

Pfanzelter will be honored Oct. 25 at the "Building Scholarships for Service" benefit dinner hosted by Lexington College at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. Marriott International will chair the event, which is supported through the Chicago area business community as well as foodservice and hospitality companies from across the nation.

In previous years, the event has raised more than $290,000 in scholarship funds for a diverse group of first generation college women pursuing degrees in hospitality and foodservice.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized by such a notable institution as Lexington College," said Pfanzelter. "At Kellogg, we believe a winning culture is one where diversity and inclusion are primary ingredients. The diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, approaches and talents of all employees, including women professionals, are key to the success of hospitality and foodservice industry."

Pfanzelter began his foodservice career in 1975 with the Oscar Mayer Foods Corp. In 1998, he joined the Keebler Foods Company as vice president and general manager of the foodservice division. Following the acquisition of Keebler in 2001, Pfanzelter was named president of Kellogg's Food Away From Home. He was promoted to president, Specialty Channels and senior vice president, Kellogg Company in 2003.

As president of Specialty Channels, Pfanzelter has successfully led Kellogg's business in nontraditional retail channels. Increased focus on Specialty Channels under Pfanzelter's leadership has resulted in the development of innovative products like on-the-go packaging and a number of nutrition-relevant foods for K-12 schools, while improving the efficiency of operations.
In addition to his role at Kellogg, Pfanzelter currently serves on the Board of the International Foodservice Manufacturer's Association (IFMA) as past chairman and a member of its executive committee. Since 1998, he has been on the board of directors of Doctor's Associates, the parent company of Subway Restaurants, the nation's largest restaurant chain.

In 2002, Pfanzelter was the recipient of the annual IFMA President's Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the food service industry, and the following year, he was awarded IFMA's Key Person Award. In 2005, the foodservice industry's largest organization, North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM), bestowed on him an Honorary Doctorate Degree recognizing his accomplishments within the industry.

About Kellogg Company
With 2006 sales of almost $11 billion, Kellogg Company is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit snacks, frozen waffles, and veggie foods. The company's brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Special K, Rice Krispies, Murray, Austin, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Carr's, Plantation, Ready Crust and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 17 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About Lexington College
Founded thirty years ago, Lexington College is a private, accredited women's college specializing in hospitality management and located in Chicago's West Loop. Students earn Bachelor's degrees specializing in Culinary Arts, Event Planning, Hotel/Restaurant Management and Health Care & Wellness.

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