May 19, 2021

Richard Montañez was a passionate employee who had a tremendously successful 40-plus-year career at PepsiCo, rising from the ranks of an hourly employee to an executive. 

Over the years, Richard was proud to share some of his ideas with senior leaders, and he made many contributions to our company.

He did important work launching our Hispanic Business Unit and played a key role in accelerating the growth of our Flamin’ Hot Brand and other brands particularly through his Hispanic marketing efforts – efforts that helped grow our business and support our communities, especially in Los Angeles.

In L.A., Richard ran programs to help PepsiCo reach Hispanic consumers in bodegas, sponsored festivals, and was a voice for PepsiCo within the Latino community.

Internally, his creative leadership in our Hispanic-focused Employee Resource Group, Adelante, brought programs to life and engaged many associates.

He will always be a member of the PepsiCo Family.