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James Keys

James Keys

Class of 1984

James Keys Inducted into PepsiCo’s ‘President’s Ring of Honor’ at Special Ceremony

PURCHASE, N.Y. (June 28, 2011) – Pepsi-Cola North American Beverages (PCNAB) foodservice area sales manager James Keys, based in Dayton, Ohio, was honored as one of PepsiCo’s top sales performers worldwide with his induction into the PepsiCo President’s Ring of Honor. Keys, who has been with the company since 1999, is among the less than one quarter of 1 percent of PepsiCo’s global sales force who wins this honor each year. PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi hosted the 13th Annual President’s Ring of Honor induction ceremony on June 9 at PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, N.Y. Keys is a 1984 graduate of Sandusky High School and went on to earn his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Dayton and his MSA from Central Michigan University.
“James is, quite simply, incredibly dedicated to his customers, working tirelessly to help our bottlers grow their businesses,” said Paul Neari, director of franchise development for PCNAB’s Central Division. “His kind of dedication is one of the reasons PepsiCo is a world-class leader in customer service. I’m glad James’ brand of pride and passion is recognized by the sales force’s highest award – the President’s Ring of Honor,” Neari added.

Nominations for the President’s Ring of Honor are based on sales performance, outstanding customer service and exceptional leadership. PepsiCo is committed to recognizing and championing the achievements of its greatest assets – its employees. Talent sustainability is a core PepsiCo value and a key to Performance with Purpose.

About PepsiCo:
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, 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, including by conserving energy and water usage, 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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