Toray Named Frito “Supplier Of The Year”

Claudia Kreiss
Kreiss Communications
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North Kingstown, RI (June 7, 2005) -Toray Plastics (America), Inc., has been named the 2004 “Supplier of the Year” by Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo. Toray Plastics (America), Inc. works with Frito-Lay to develop innovative snack and convenient food packaging that helps grow business. Customized barrier packaging films include clear, opaque, and metallized OPP.

“Toray Plastics (America), Inc. has been an integral partner in our mission to provide unrivaled customer service and superior products,” says Paul Zmigrosky, vice president, strategic sourcing, Frito-Lay. “In 2004 Toray Plastics (America), Inc.’s performance in packaging product development and quality, as well as service and delivery, was outstanding.”

“Frito-Lay honors Toray Plastics (America), Inc. with this very important ‘Supplier of the Year’ award,” says Rick Schloesser, General Manager, Toray Plastics (America), Inc. “Our success is the result of a true collaboration between Toray and Frito-Lay teams to produce cost-effective, value-added packaging that sells.”

For more information about snack food and convenient food packaging films, or Toray Plastics (America), Inc.’s entire line of polypropylene and polyester films, contact Eric Bartholomay, product development manager, at Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is located at 50 Belver Avenue, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7500, telephone: 401-294-4511, fax 401-294-1480. Visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc. web site at

About Toray Plastics (America), Inc.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. is a leading manufacturer of polyester and polypropylene films for flexible and rigid packaging, graphic, industrial, and magnetic applications. The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., the world leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high performance films. Annual sales exceed $9 billion, USD.

About Frito-Lay
Frito-Lay North America is the convenient foods division of PepsiCo, which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. In addition to Frito-Lay, PepsiCo divisions include Pepsi-Cola, Quaker Foods, Gatorade and Tropicana.

Caption: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.’s Rick Schloesser, general manager (left) and Hiroshi Ogihara, president, (right) accept the Frito-Lay 2004 “Supplier of the Year” Award from Paul Zmigrosky, vice president, strategic sourcing, (center) Frito-Lay.

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