EXECUTIVES: Jeno's Hearty Menu

Pint-sized Jeno Paulucci is a blend of tough tycoon and softhearted humanitarian. Twice in the past 25 years he has built multimillion-dollar enterprises in the turbulent food-packaging business. At the same time he has taken pride in hiring and training the handicapped and others usually considered unemployable, many of them eligible for welfare payments. More than half of Paulucci's employees in Duluth, Minn., are missing fingers, must wear neck or leg braces, or are deaf mutes, mentally retarded, partially blind, alcoholics or ex-prisoners. As a result, the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped and the National Association of...