Cover Story -- The Best Managers
ELLEN R. MARRAM
The juice has been flowing since former Nabisco exec ELLEN R. MARRAM, 50, took over Tropicana Beverage. She boasts three-years of double-digit quarterly profit hikes, and her 14% gain in the year ended in June '97 was nearly twice that of parent Seagram's spirits-and-wine business. Marram's '95 purchase of Dole Food's juice business got Tropicana into 23 nations. Now she's planting groves in China and pushing novelties like calcium-added juice around the world.