Position: CEO and president, LaBella Associates P.C.
Education: B.A., civil engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1974; M.A., civil engineering and transportation, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, 1975
Family: Wife, Mary Ann; sons, Damian, 26, and Gabriel, 21
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, visiting with friends and family
Quote: “Professionally, I think the big adjustment for me is how the profession is viewed in this country versus Europe: It’s totally different. I always use the analogy that in Spanish, the word ‘ingeniero’ comes from the root ‘ingenuity.’ The word ‘engineer’ in English comes from ‘engine.’ That tells you a little bit about the different perceptions of this profession.”
03/10/06 (C) Rochester Business Journal