October 15, 2013 12:16 PM

‘Flamin’ Hot Cheetos’ idea takes janitor away from mopping floors and into the executive jet

Richard Montañez never thought he was “just a janitor.” With a good idea — Flamin’ Hot Cheetos — plus courage and a vibrant personality, he became an executive vice president at PepsiCo North America. Montañez was the keynote speaker Tuesday at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Power of Diversity event.

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