International Paper exec joins Kellogg board

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kellogg has elected Mary Laschinger, SVP International Paper (IP) and president of IP's xpedx distribution business, to its board of directors effective Oct. 26.

"Mary's more than 30 years of experience leading operating units of some of the world's most well-respected companies will be a real asset to Kellogg," said chairman Jim Jenness. "We are excited that Mary has agreed to join our board."

In her current role, Laschinger is responsible for IP's North American distribution business. She previously served as president of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business in Belgium. Earlier in her career, Laschinger worked at James River Corp. and Kimberly-Clark Corp.

The board also appointed Laschinger to the manufacturing, and social responsibility and public policy committees.