Does Teamwork Make the Dream Work? We Think So.

Frito-Lay North America wouldn’t be where it is today without the thousands of men and women who make it their mission to delight consumers every day.

PepsiCo’s Chairman Ring of Honor award is one of the ways we recognize those who go above and beyond. It’s an annual celebration of PepsiCo’s global Sales team “best of the best” – based on sales accomplishments, customer service and leadership, as well as for advancing our Performance with Purpose goals.

While this award celebrates individuals, most accomplishments wouldn’t be possible without a great team in place to back up those individuals. For Boyd Holdaway, a sales district leader in Frito-Lay North America’s (FLNA) West Division, and the first-ever, five-time Chairman’s Ring of Honor winner, teamwork is the absolute key to success.

As he received his fifth award this year, Boyd reflected back on what inspired him to achieve and exceed sales goals.

“I’m inspired when I see my team get excited about achieving a result,” Boyd said. “They motivate me to bring my A-game every day, and in turn that is what I ask of them. It is our shared enthusiasm that fuels our success.”

Boyd truly looks to his team as the key driver to accomplishing important goals. “I don’t feel like this should be an award just for me,” Boyd continued. “I know in my heart of hearts I would not have gotten here without the outstanding results of my team.”

It’s clear that Boyd values the power of teamwork. He understands that it all starts with having the right team members in place.

Boyd recently retired from Frito-Lay, following 26 years of service. This may be Boyd's final Ring of Honor recognition, but he has a few words of advice for others looking to follow in his footsteps. “Be patient,” Boyd said. “Surround yourself with people who have the same goals as you. At the end of the day, when you’re in a role like mine, you’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.”


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