PepsiCo Announces 2011 Chairman's Circle of Champions Winners

October 27, 2011

Thirty-Six Frito-Lay Associates Inducted into Prestigious Award Honoring Excellence in Supply Chain

PLANO, Texas - Thirty-six U.S.- and Canadian-based supply chain associates from Frito-Lay North America were honored as PepsiCo’s top performers worldwide with induction into the Chairman’s Circle of Champion winners. These individuals join last year’s inaugural group – for a total of seventy-two recognized with this award – from PepsiCo’s more than 250,000-person global supply chain team. The winners will be honored this evening at the Annual Chairman’s Circle of Winners induction ceremony in New York City.

“The Frito-Lay U.S. and Canadian associates being inducted in the PepsiCo Chairman’s Circle of Champions are an example to each of us at PepsiCo,” said Leslie Starr Keating, senior vice president, supply chain, Frito-Lay North America. “These winners exemplify the commitment it takes to produce the best quality products and the passion for making and delivering some of North America’s favorite snacks.”

Award winners represent an elite group of supply chain associates from around the world who demonstrate exceptional performance in the area of safety, quality, service, cost, sustainability and people skills. PepsiCo and Frito-Lay are committed to recognizing and championing the achievements of its greatest asset – its employees.

The 2011 PepsiCo’s Chairman’s Circle of Champions from Frito-Lay are:

Rusty Aldredge – Rosenberg, TX
Richard Belli – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Daniel Brasil – Modesto, CA
Fred Brown – Aberdeen, MD
David Alan Busby – Modesto, CA
Robert Larry Clark – Knoxville, TN
David Coletta – Binghamton, NY
Fred Davis – Irving, TX
Lilina DeMiranda – Randolph, MA
Dean Dobbs – West Valley City, UT
Todd Gabower – Beloit, WI
Neva Gorham – Casa Grande, AZ
Lynnette Harrison – Pulaski, TN
Carrie Harris – Bradenton, FL
An Huynh – Charlotte, NC
Richard Matulis – Charlotte, NC
Nick Metzger – Plano, TX
Robin Miller – Frankfort, IN
Michael Jon Millman – Bloomington, MN
Barbara Morrison – Mt. Kisco, NY
Rudy Navarro – Jonesboro, AR
Clément Perreault – Levis, Quebec 
Donald Reynolds – Kathleen, GA
Rob Shaw – Topeka, KS
Steve Short – Lynchburg, VA
Barbara Ann Sierra – Foothill Ranch, CA
Kelly Smith – Canton, OH
Luis Soto – Orlando, FL
Dian Kay Trace – Indianapolis, IN
Sam Vassel – Scarborough, Ontario 
Barry Wallace – Phoenix, AZ
Patricia Webster – Topeka, KS
Doug Williamson – Vancouver, WA
Dan Woodward – Williamsport, PA
Darren Scott Yutzy – Wooster, OH
Vincent Zurowski – Dayville, CT

About Frito-Lay
Frito-Lay North America is the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate Web site,, the Snack Chat blog, and on Twitter at

About PepsiCo
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 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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