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Executive focus: Ann Coleman, Plant Manager, Nestle USA - Food Division Inc., Springville

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VITAL STATISTICS

Age: 42Where born: Camden, S.C.

Family: Husband, Sandy; stepson, Eric; dog, Bud

Education: B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University

Primary products: Stouffer's, Stouffer's Lean Cuisine, Stouffer's Hearty Portions, Stouffer's French Bread Pizza

Number of employees: 1,000

PERSONALITY PROFILE

First "real" job: I worked at my father's restaurants as a teen-ager.

Management style: I really enjoy the people aspects of my job. I believe very strongly that when people are genuinely cared for and trusted that exemplary results will follow. I try to listen carefully, involve others in the business and follow-up on all concerns and opportunities.

Keys to success: Hard work, positive attitude, communication skills, determination, willingness to learn and change.

One lesson I've learned in my work: There are always ways to improve. Common focus and commitment are essential to driving continuous improvement.

What I like about my line of work: Very proud of the team of people I work with and the high quality products we make. Nestle makes "the very best."

Leisure time and hobbies: Skiing, golf, backpacking, time with family.

Favorite book: Books on leadership and teams.