PLANO, Texas, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Frito-Lay North America's Phoenix sales team has been honored with this year's Dale Stortz Award for being the 'Zone of the Year' for 2011. 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 Phoenix Zone was selected from the 135 sales zones nationwide to win this prestigious honor. The zone encompasses Tempe, Chandler, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Apache Junction, Payson, Globe and Superior. The 168-member team was recognized by Frito-Lay senior executive leadership at a special ceremony in Phoenix.
"The team is honored to be chosen out of all the zones nationwide to win the Dale Stortz Award," said Jeff Goll, Phoenix Zone Sales Leader. "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."
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