PLANO, Texas, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-nine U.S. - and Canadian-based supply chain associates from PepsiCo North American Foods, which includes Frito-Lay North America, Quaker Oats Company and Sabra Dipping Company, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Strauss Group, were honored as PepsiCo's top performers worldwide with induction into the Chairman's Circle of Champions. The 39 associates recognized this year were selected from among PepsiCo's more than 250,000-person global supply chain team. The winners were honored earlier this month at the annual Chairman's Circle of Winners induction ceremony in New York City.
"We are very proud of this year's Chairman's Circle of Champions who have exemplified excellence and leadership skills in making and delivering some of North America's favorite snacks," said Leslie Starr Keating, senior vice president, supply chain, PepsiCo North American Foods. "These associates are committed to continually improving our business and exceeding the expectations of the consumers we serve."
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 is committed to recognizing and championing the achievements of its greatest asset – its employees.
The 2012 PepsiCo Chairman's Circle of Champions from Frito-Lay, Quaker, and Sabra include:
Michael Albright – Forest, Va.
Fay Beriau – Danielson, Conn.
Robert Blair – South Jordan, Utah
Dale Cary – Brunswick, Ohio
Victoria Clary – Milton, Wis.
Kathleen Connelly – Mission Viejo, Calif.
Tracey Crawford – Bakersfield, Calif.
Martha Drew – Ridgefield, Wash.
Randall Farris – Canning, Nova Scotia
Jeff Galvin – Russiaville, Ind.
Dick Garin – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Henry Girtz – Wyoming, Minn.
Donna Harris – Flower Mound, Texas
Mike Frazier – West Point, Tenn.
Teresa Johnson – Williamsport, Pa.
Pam Leaf – Columbia, Mo.
Erika Lemmon – Wooster, Ohio
Jason Long – Vancouver, Wash.
Richard Lounsbury – South Beloit, Ill.
John Loyd – Fayetteville, Tenn.
Juan Lunar – Burbank, Ill.
Larry Mangrum – Trumann, Ark.
Clifford Markham – La Vernia, Texas
Michael McPeek – Binghamton, N.Y.
Wythe Mealy – Richmond, Va.
Kerry Metzger – Aurora, Colo.
Andy Monson – Danville, Ill.
Dan Nunn – Ogden, Ill.
Annette Osborn – Bonaire, Ga.
Clinton Palmer – Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tony Persaud – Silver Spring, Md.
Alan Phillips – Fayetteville, N.C.
Steve Ray – North East, Md.
Craig Richardson – Lethbridge, Alberta
Shelia Smith – Tyler, Texas
Keith Sorensen – Peterborough, Ontario
Gerrit Vandermost – Alta Loma, Calif.
Melissa Whyte – Orlando, Fla.
Ken Wilson – Topeka, Kan.
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. 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 by conserving energy and water 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 www.pepsico.com.
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SOURCE Frito-Lay North America