Why Things Are So Sour At Borden

In the span of one very, very bad year at Borden Inc., CEO Anthony S. D'Amato has undergone a startling transformation. Once robust and energetic, he now looks ashen. Barely graying at the temples last fall, his hair has now gone almost completely gray. To look at him is to understand the strain of running a company that is the food industry's poorest performer. "It has been a lot of hard work, and it hasn't been fun," says D'Amato.

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