SOURCE: Green Fleet Conference / Bobit Business Media

September 28, 2009 09:00 ET

Launch Announcement: Frito-Lay Exec Keynote Speaker for Green Fleet Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) - Organizers of the 2009 Green Fleet Conference announced today that Dave Haft, group vice president, operations, sustainability and productivity at Frito-Lay North America, will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20, at the Chicago Hyatt Regency. Frito-Lay North America is the $12 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

The Green Fleet Conference is designed to help commercial and government fleet professionals find green, practical and affordable solutions to build a sustainable, profitable fleet. The conference will mix training sessions, roundtable discussions and notable speakers with extensive networking opportunities to help fleet professionals secure the stimulus money needed to improve and upgrade fleet and maintenance facilities.

Dave will be discussing Frito-Lay's overall sustainability strategy. Frito-Lay's approach entails a deep analysis of their entire process and identifying opportunities to better manage key resources and to reduce the company's environmental impact. The presentation will highlight efforts in manufacturing and fleet.

Dave joined Frito-Lay in 1984 and spent eight years in HQ engineering leading the design and construction of new manufacturing plants and distribution centers. He moved to field operations, where he served, among other positions, as manufacturing manager in San Antonio and vice president, operations for the Central Division. For the past eight years, Dave has led operations productivity, quality assurance, food safety, environmental compliance and resource conservation. He also has responsibility for Service and Distribution, including Warehouse, Traffic and Fleet. Dave also leads the Lean Six Sigma team and Environmental Sustainability initiatives.

For more information about the Green Fleet Conference visit or call (800) 576-8788.

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