44) Gary Chartrand
Chairman and CEO, Acosta Sales & Marketing Co.
WHY: Led Acosta's expansion and diversification strategy.
WHAT'S NEXT: Adding other services to Acosta's platform.
Gary Chartrand is considered by many to be the broker of food brokers.
As chairman and chief executive officer of Acosta Sales & Marketing Co., Jacksonville, Fla., he is known as a pioneer who saw the potential of representing national clients on a coast-