Within our Supply Chain organization at Frito-Lay, there is no greater recognition than the PepsiCo Chairman’s Circle of Champions Award. The award recognizes an elite group of frontline associates from around the world who demonstrate exceptional performance in the areas of safety, quality, service, cost, sustainability and people skills.
And when I say elite, I mean it. Within the Frito-Lay Supply Chain, we had 36 winners – which represents less than a quarter of a percent of our Supply Chain team.
The awards winners get to travel to New York City where they experience true “roll out the red carpet” treatment, meeting senior executives from around the world and celebrating at an awards gala that rivals any Hollywood awards show. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some of the Frito-Lay winners had to say during the Gala:
“I feel like I’m on the red carpet. I feel like I’m a movie star tonight. This is definitely the highlight of my career,” Debbie Ewing, logistics, distribution and transportation assistant coordinator at Frito-Lay’s Frankfort, Ind., plant.
“What an experience and what an honor that PepsiCo has bestowed on me,” Mary Ann Kramer, communication specialist at Frito-Lay’s Topeka, Kan., plant.
“I feel very special. This was an experience of a lifetime, and I really, really enjoyed every bit of it.” Trinette Gilbert, payroll administrative clerk at Frito-Lay’s Pulaski, Tenn., plant.
“I feel awesome. I have 31 years with PepsiCo and this is a great company,” Ron Brinko, safety coordinator at Frito-Lay’s Rosenberg, Texas, plant.
Take a look at a photo of all the winners below, and I hope you’ll join me in sharing your congrats with these amazing employees in the comments!