Phil Straniero

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Phil Straniero
Executive-In-Residence, Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing and Instructor of Marketing
(269) 387-5257
(269) 387-5710
3131 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5430
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Department of Marketing
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5430 USA
  • B.S., Kent State University
Teaching interests: 
  • Food marketing sales

Phil Straniero joined Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business in 2001 as executive-in-residence in the food and consumer package goods marketing program. He supports the program’s industry relations efforts in addition to teaching food marketing sales and the issues and strategies capstone course.

He retired from Kellogg Company after a 30-year career where he held numerous field sales and home office positions including vice president of customer marketing and vice president of sales development. Straniero has been a member of the Food Marketing Industry Advisory Board for 16 years and received the WMU Adrian Trimpe Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

Straniero is a judge and presenter for the National Grocers Association Creative Choice Awards, a member in the NGA University Coalition and a member of the board of directors at Alliance Foods Inc. in Coldwater, Michigan, and Plumbs Inc. in Muskegon, Michigan.