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Goaley to speak at Olivet College Oct. 19
Oct 13, 2011

Tim Goaley, senior vice president, Kellogg North America Supply Chain, will present as part of the Olivet College Business Administration and Economics Department’s new Distinguished Speaker Series Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. in Mott Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Goaley, who has more than 30 years of experience working in consumer products business, will address the changes and challenges facing college students as they prepare to enter the business world.

Goaley returned to Kellogg Company in August 2010 as senior vice president of Kellogg North America Supply Chain. He also serves as a member of the Global Supply Chain leadership team.

In February 2008, Goaley retired from the company as senior vice president, Kellogg North America Supply Chain, a position he had held since November 2005. He returned in June 2008 on a contractual basis providing guidance and advice with respect to operations and strategy for the supply chain.

Goaley first joined Kellogg Company in 1977 as process supervisor at the company’s Omaha, Neb., plant and was promoted to plant shipping and warehouse manager in 1982.

In 1986, he was appointed logistics manager at the Lancaster, Pa., plant and in 1988 for the Battle Creek plant. In 1990, he was appointed operations manager for the San Leandro, Calif., plant. In 1992, he was promoted to Battle Creek’s south plant manager, a position he held until 1995.

Goaley left the company in 1995 and joined the Nabisco/Lifesavers plant in Holland as plant manager. In 2001, he rejoined the company as vice president, logistics services, Kellogg USA. He was promoted to senior vice president, logistics services, Kellogg USA in 2002, and was appointed senior vice president, operations, Kellogg’s Snacks in 2003.

The Distinguished Speakers Series was recently implemented as part of a continued commitment to student learning and the campus community. The series is intended to provide a forum for sharing topics of importance in today’s dynamic business environment.

For more information, contact the Business Administration and Economics Department at (269) 749-7150.


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