17. TOM HAGGAI

Key development: Continuing to bounce back from loss of business after Fleming debacle.What's next: Pursuing new U.S. wholesaler relationships and international growth.Even the consummate optimist is tested in the toughest of times.That was the case in 2003 for Tom Haggai, chairman and chief executive officer of Chicago-based IGA, who watched the devastating impact of the implosion of grocery wholesaler

Key development: Continuing to bounce back from loss of business after Fleming debacle.

What's next: Pursuing new U.S. wholesaler relationships and international growth.

Even the consummate optimist is tested in the toughest of times.

That was the case in 2003 for Tom Haggai, chairman and chief executive officer of Chicago-based IGA, who watched the devastating impact of the implosion of grocery wholesaler Fleming Cos. on his network of independent grocers. In

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