A lot of people think they are the smartest person in the room.
Brian Sharoff, the longtime president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association, actually was.
Sharoff passed away after a short illness at age 77 in late May. He will be remembered for that intelligence, as well as for having an intense passion and strong determination to improve everything he touched. This includes the many people who worked for him, and with him, to the association that he led from its earliest beginnings and for nearly 40 years to what it has become today — the leading voice for private label and store brands in the country and, perhaps, the world.