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106 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | June 2016 Rising staRs Maggi MuelleR team leader, Metro new York, Post Consumer Brands Taking on a different role as part of a new organiza- tional structure resulting from of the merger of MOM Brands and Post Foods, Mueller led all wholesaler and independent business in a major market, which has regained 2.2 share points since the merger. Directing a five-person team, she maintained solid share and sales in a highly challenging market. Mueller spearheaded a cross-functional team to de- velop new items and strategies exclusively for her territory accounts. aliCe BeRquaM sales Director, Procter & gamble Berquam delivered on a joint business-plan growth target of 5 percent, making Procter & Gamble Kroger's fastest-growing billion-dollar supplier. Her team grew share of wallet across P&G categories and launched a center store acquisition program. She man- aged training, development and career planning for the 70-member team supporting the customer. The leader for the North American women's sales organization, Berquam worked to improve female diversity in the sales function. BaRBie BlaiR Customer team leader, Procter & gamble Blair expanded the business by 3 percent and delivered on a joint business plan with Publix to include 65 percent fair-share growth on new ini- tiatives and 33 percent growth in digital executions. She developed the Team Legacy award to support new employees, developing the company culture through quarterly training and team building. Blair enabled employee recognition for direct reports with the Kenny Shields Inspi- rational Leadership Award and the Dave Hollenbeck Commu- nity Service Award. lois FRuhwiRth grocery Product supply leader, Procter & gamble Fruhwirth delivered key supply metrics for total U.S. grocery, with a case fill rate of 99 percent and a customer ser- vice on-time rate of 87 percent. She led the company's grocery consumer responsive network execution to deliver $17 million in inventory sav- ings for customers and $48.6 million in value creation, working with customers to maximize new supply chain capability. Fruhwirth received Procter & Gamble's most prestigious sup- ply chain honor, The Magnus Award, which recognizes top performers throughout a career.