The industry lost several important top executives and founding members of retail and distribution companies in 2003. Leaders who died during the year include the following:
hland Corp., in 1961, and was named chairman in 1969. He retired in 1996.
Ronald L. Ziegler, 63, former president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Alexandria, Va. He became a nationally recognized figure while serving as press secretary and assistant to the president for Richard