Frito-Lay Applauds Associates Inducted into PepsiCo’s ‘President’s Ring of Honor’

June 23, 2011

Forty-Three Frito-Lay Associates Named Best in World

PLANO, Texas – PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division congratulates its 43 U.S.- and Canadian-based sales associates who recently were inducted into the PepsiCo President’s Ring of Honor, which recognizes the corporation’s top sales performers in the world. Only 224 associates from the more than 85,000-member global PepsiCo sales force team won the honor this year, representing 51 countries and 29 different languages. PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi hosted the annual President’s Ring of Honor induction ceremony on June 9, at PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, N.Y.

“It was wonderful to see these 43 Frito-Lay associates receive the sales force’s highest award, the President’s Ring of Honor, as their families cheered with pride in the audience,” said Randy Melville, senior vice president and general manager of the central business unit, Frito-Lay North America. “I know firsthand that PepsiCo is the world-class leader in customer service due in large part to the pride and passion of our sales force coupled with the support of their family and local community.”

Nominations for the President’s Ring of Honor are based on sales performance, outstanding customer service and exceptional leadership. Frito-Lay is committed to recognizing and championing the achievements of its greatest asset – its employees. Talent sustainability is a key focus in the company's vision of Performance with Purpose.

Frito-Lay’s 2011 PepsiCo President’s Ring of Honor Winners:

Darrell Belhumeur – Kanata, ON
Seth Brody – Bloomfield, NJ
Michael Brown – Ulm, MT
Steven Buchanan – Guelph, ON
David Buchna – Edinboro, PA
Rodney Childers – Mooresville, IN
Les Clemetson – Williston, ND
Chris Congleton – Prestonburg, KY
Grady Dagnan – White Pine, TN
Paul DeBruin – Jackson, WI
Dan Drovdal – Minot, ND
Gabriel Eastman – Palmer, AK
William Faulkner – Delmar, DE
Emmanuel Galan – New York, NY
Leo Galli – Visalia, CA
Adrian Garcia – Mission, TX
Luis Gonzalez – Fontana, CA
Tyrone Greaves – Brooklyn, NY
Jonathan Hall – Waterford, PA
Michael Hall – Mississauga, ON
Kenny Hightower – Theodore, AL
Mario Hinojosa – McAllen, TX
Stacy Horton – Inglewood, CA
Joseph Hoyler – Muskogee, OK
Chris Kilpatrick – Zionsville, IN
Miguel Lorenzo – West Palm Beach, FL
Martin Ng – Calgary, AB
Donald Patterson – Warner Robins, GA
Alvin Peele – Morehead City, NC
Mark Pickett – Madera, CA
Jacques Plourde – Vaudreuil Sur Le Lac, QC
Ricky Pojman – North Olmstead, OH
Dwayne Reed – Monahans, TX
Ricardo Rocha – Corpus Christi, TX
Mark Russell – Bluff City, TN
John Stafford – Semmes, AL
Londell Stover – Purcell, OK
Kim Sypula – Venetia, PA
Andrea Tackett – Carlton, MI
Julie Teftt – Rome, GA
Agustin Vasquez – El Paso, TX
Jesse Villescas – Fair Oaks Ranch, TX
Marlon Williams – LaPlace, LA
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PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit

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