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Edward Maier Title: President, ENI, a division of Astec America Inc. Age: 43 Family: Wife, Debra; children, Sara, 14; Mark, 12; and Rebecca, 9 Education: University of Michigan, B.S. in mechanical engineering, 1977; University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, ...

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Edward Maier:
Taking the reins during a rebuilding season

Each Friday during the fall, Edward Maier arrives at work clad in blue and yellow. The garb reflects his enthusiasm for the gridiron adventures of his alma mater. “I am an avid University of Michigan fan. I wear the colors ...

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Robert Gross:
The laidback workaholic at Monro’s wheel

Robert Gross’ knowledge of the automotive-aftermarket business is not encyclopedic. When asked, after less than a month on the job as president and CEO of Monro Muffler Brake Inc., how much he knows about the car-repair business, Gross summed up ...

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Robert Gross Title: President and CEO, Monro Muffler Brake Inc. Age: 41 Family: Wife, Carol Education: SUNY at Buffalo, B.S. in finance, 1980; MBA, 1981 Interests: Golf, tennis Flashback: Attended Brighton High School in the 1970s with Eli Futerman, president ...

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Mitch Osur:
A mogul in the ski and sporting-goods trade

Last August, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt performed together at Tanglewood in Massachusetts. The Monday night concert took place less than 48 hours before the Dome Sale–Snow Country’s biggest event of the year–was set to begin. Even so, President Mitch ...

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Mitch Osur Title: President, Snow Country Home: Pittsford Education: B.A. in marketing, Babson College, 1979 Age: 42 Family: Wife, Lisa; two daughters, Laura, 13, Emily, 10 Quote: “When you live and breathe your business like I do, when it’s family-owned ...

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Sue Stewart:
A strong force for change in the community

At the beginning of her career as a lawyer, Sue Stewart thought she would change the world by working in the criminal justice system. Three decades later, she has become the managing partner of the Rochester office of Nixon, Hargrave, ...

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Sue Stewart Title: Managing partner, Rochester office, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP Home: Victor Age: 56 Education: B.A. in history, Wellesley College, 1964; J.D., Georgetown Law School, 1967 Family: Daughter, Anne Stern, 24, son, Mark Stern, 22 Community: Trustee ...

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Steve Dubnik:
Putting a new telecom venture on speed dial

Each Monday morning, Steve Dubnik meets with his entire work force. That might not be unusual for a 6-month-old start-up, except Choice One Communications Inc. has roughly 100 employees. Since June, Choice One has grown from Dubnik and three co-founders ...

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Steve Dubnik Title: Chairman and CEO, Choice One Communications Inc. Home: Brighton Family: Wife, Claire; daughter, Carolyn, 3; son, Colin, 10 months Education: B.A., mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School ...

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John Hover:
Navigating his craft into the mainstream

John Hover achieved the frustrated customer’s ultimate revenge: He figured out how to improve the product that irked him, started his own company, tapped the market of other frustrated users and now sells as well to some of the very ...

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John Hover Title: President, Hover-Davis Inc. Home: Hilton Family: Wife, Marcia; sons, Brett, 14, Cody, 10 Education: SUNY College of Technology at Canton, certificate in industrial machine tools, 1971 Interests: Golf, family activities; owns two Harley-Davidson motorcycles Quote: “I’m the ...

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Matthew Kreiner Position: Vice president and general manager, WUHF-TV 31 Age: 45 Education: B.A., philosophy, Lawrence University, 1976 Family: Wife, Marlene Funk Kreiner Hobbies: Traveling, dining out, golf, basketball, tennis and working out Quote: “What I really love about television ...

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Matthew Kreiner: A balanced
approach to broadcast management

When asked about WUHF-TV 31, new Vice President and General Manager Matthew Kreiner’s voice reveals his excitement at the success of the Fox affiliate in the Rochester market. Yet when speaking on issues involving his personal views, he easily shifts ...

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Fred Klaucke:
A natural in the world of specialty retailing

A cup of coffee sits on Fred Klaucke’s desk. Nothing unusual about that, right? The coffee in this cup has sloshed over the rim onto its saucer, where it has congealed around the spoon and is dangerously close to saturating ...

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