Janitor-turned-PepsiCo exec: ‘Act like you own the company’

Richard Montanez knows an opportunity when he sees it. A former Frito-Lay janitor, Montanez is the culinary genius behind Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, the pop-culture phenomenon that scored him a job as a marketing executive at PepsiCo, a reported net worth of more than $14 million and a movie in the making by Fox Searchlight with Eva Longoria in the director’s chair. Can’t waste those carbs He created the best-selling snack with some Cheetos rejects and a dusting of chili powder after a...