Region’s sales staff for chip distributor wins yearly award

Frito-Lay North America’s Central Pennsylvania team has been honored with this year’s Dale Stortz Award for being the “Zone of the Year” for 2016, according to a news release.

The Dale Stortz Award, named for one of Frito-Lay’s most respected sales leaders, is awarded annually to the team that demonstrates the most outstanding performance in sales, profitability, safety and employee retention. The Central Pennsylvania Zone was selected from Frito-Lay’s 120 sales zones nationwide to win this prestigious honor. The zone encompasses Easton, Harrisburg, York/Hanover, Williamsport/Shamokin, Chambersburg and Lancaster. The 220-member team was recognized by Frito-Lay senior executive leadership at a special ceremony in Hershey.

“The team is honored to be chosen out of all the zones nationwide to win the Dale Stortz Award,” said John Luksic, zone sales director, according to the news release. “This recognition is a direct result of their dedication to outstanding performance and recognizes the high level of engagement and the quality work they put in each day.”

Frito-Lay North America is the $14 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo., which is headquartered in Purchase, New York. PepsiCo products, the news release said, “are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.”

PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana.