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PepsiCo Recognizes Top Performers with 2012 Chairman's Circle of Champions Award


Thirty-Nine Associates from Frito-Lay, Quaker and Sabra Receive Prestigious Award Honoring Excellence in Supply Chain

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 AlbrightForest, Va.

Fay BeriauDanielson, Conn.

Robert BlairSouth Jordan, Utah

Dale CaryBrunswick, Ohio

Victoria ClaryMilton, Wis.

Kathleen ConnellyMission Viejo, Calif.

Tracey CrawfordBakersfield, Calif.

Martha DrewRidgefield, Wash.

Randall FarrisCanning, Nova Scotia

Jeff GalvinRussiaville, Ind.

Dick GarinCedar Rapids, Iowa

Henry GirtzWyoming, Minn.

Donna HarrisFlower Mound, Texas

Mike Frazier – West Point, Tenn.

Teresa JohnsonWilliamsport, Pa.

Pam LeafColumbia, Mo.

Erika LemmonWooster, Ohio

Jason LongVancouver, Wash.

Richard LounsburySouth Beloit, Ill.

John LoydFayetteville, Tenn.

Juan Lunar – Burbank, Ill.

Larry MangrumTrumann, Ark.

Clifford MarkhamLa Vernia, Texas

Michael McPeekBinghamton, N.Y.

Wythe Mealy – Richmond, Va.

Kerry MetzgerAurora, Colo.

Andy MonsonDanville, Ill.

Dan NunnOgden, Ill.

Annette OsbornBonaire, Ga.

Clinton PalmerBrooklyn, N.Y.

Tony PersaudSilver Spring, Md.

Alan PhillipsFayetteville, N.C.

Steve RayNorth East, Md.

Craig RichardsonLethbridge, Alberta

Shelia SmithTyler, Texas

Keith SorensenPeterborough, Ontario

Gerrit VandermostAlta Loma, Calif.

Melissa WhyteOrlando, Fla.

Ken WilsonTopeka, Kan.

About PepsiCo
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

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