Cover Story -- The Best Managers
LOIS D. JULIBER
Colgate-Palmolive's U.S. business has been sparkling since LOIS D. JULIBER, 48, took over domestic operations in '94. A strong advertising budget and the introduction of hot products such as antibacterial dish detergent and toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide have sent North American earnings up 44% since '94. Colgate's stock rose about 52% last year, to 69, and Juliber, who added European operations to her portfolio in March, is on everyone's short list for CEO.