PLANO, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-two U.S.- and Canadian-based sales associates from Frito-Lay North America were inducted into the PepsiCo President's Ring of Honor, which recognizes PepsiCo's top sales performers worldwide. Only 0.25% of the 85,000-member global PepsiCo sales force team wins this honor each year. PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi hosted the 10th Annual President's Ring of Honor induction ceremony on June 10, at PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, N.Y.
"Only the very best of the Frito-Lay sales force is inducted into the President's Ring of Honor," said Randy Melville, senior vice president of sales, Frito-Lay North America. "The gold standard care with which they treat our partners is a shining example for our entire team, and demonstrates why PepsiCo is the world-class leader in customer service."
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 2010 PepsiCo President's Ring of Honor Winners:
Doug Duane Allshouse – Daly City, Calif.
Stuart Anderson – DeRidder, La.
Lawrence Bissinger – Bensalem, Pa.
MaryJo Boldin – Bellefonte, Pa.
Amy Borlin – Chesterfield, Mo.
James Bradley – Wetumpka, Ala.
David Canedy – Murrieta, Calif.
James Cazares – San Antonio, Texas
Albert Stephen DeLellis – Hamilton, N.J.
Darren Demchuk – St. Albert, Alberta
Brian Driscoll – Medfield, Mass.
Paul Faucher – Kingsport, Tenn.
Robert Gibbons – Bolton, Ontario
Dan Hammiel – Lebanon, Ohio
Glenn Dale Hanlon – Hazard, Ky.
Whitney Harvey – Gilroy, Calif.
Kenny Johnson – Summerside, Nova Scotia
Patrick Keyes – Cicero, N.Y.
Darren Kiesel – Port Charlotte, Fla.
Gary Whit Linnenkohl – Moultrie, Ga.
Robert Milizia – Colchester, Vt.
Catherine Neis – Portland, Ore.
Frank James Nelson – Havre, Mont.
James Kevin Olson – Grand Forks, N.D.
Lindsey Prewitt – West Monroe, La.
Michael Pyznarski – Palos Heights, Ill.
Isabelle Raymond – Val-de-Monts, Quebec
Robin Ross – Grover Beach, Calif.
James Safley – Springfield, Mo.
Howard Sanders – New Hope, Pa.
Monte Savage – Windsor, Colo.
Jemond Smith – Tomball, Texas
Gregory Sorensen – Iron Mountain, Mich.
Jeremy Soule – Webster Groves, Mo.
Jeff Sparr – Gallup, New Mexico
Charles Taylor – Hebron, Md.
Raymond Thurston – Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Kenneth Coe VanNatta – Leesburg, Ga.
Paul Edwin Vandersloot – Billings, Mont.
Robert Waterhouse – Lemont, Ill.
Russell White – Loveland, Ohio
Yvonne Wofford – Waynesville, Ohio
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, http://www.fritolay.com/, the Snack Chat blog, http://www.snacks.com/ and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fritolay.
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that each generates more than $1 billion in annual retail sales. Our main businesses - Frito-Lay, Quaker, Pepsi-Cola, Tropicana and Gatorade - also make hundreds of other nourishing, tasty foods and drinks that bring joy to our consumers in more than 200 countries. With annualized revenues of nearly $60 billion, PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth, called Performance with Purpose. By dedicating ourselves to offering a broad array of choices for healthy, convenient and fun nourishment, reducing our environmental impact, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, PepsiCo balances strong financial returns with giving back to our communities worldwide. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.