Leonard N. Stern
"Leonard N. Stern. Mr. Stern is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Hartz Group, Inc. and affiliated companies, a position he has held since 1970. These companies are engaged in the businesses of the manufacture and sale of pet supplies, ownership and operation of hotels, real estate development and investing. Rite Aid purchases Pet supplies from The Hartz Mountain Corporation, Inc., which was owned by The Hartz Group, Inc. until December 31, 2000. Mr. Stern is also a director of Homes for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization." 
In 2004, Business Week noted that Leonard N. Stern is "a legendary tough guy in business"... One of the 100 richest men in America, who built a $3 billion-plus fortune on doggie chews, birdseed, and real estate, he is edged slightly forward on a linen-covered couch."  (Stern's "name adorns New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business".)also see
Resources and articles
- NYU Embarks On Historic Voyage With "Titanic" Visual Effects Studio Digital Domain, NYU Press Releases, accessed July 7, 2007.
- RITE AID CORP, Edgar Online, accessed July 7, 2007.
- Annon, Dynasty In Distress, BuinessWeek, February 9, 2004.