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Walter Turek:
How Paychex keeps hitting the numbers

Seventeen years ago Walter Turek started to turn Paychex Inc.’s sales force into a precisely calibrated instrument for generating revenues. Turek designed the instrument to function when powered by hundreds of well-chosen salespeople and their supervisors, carefully trained and motivated ...

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Robert Ruppenthal Position: President, Real Time Enterprises Inc. Education: B.S., electrical engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1977 Age: 53 Family: Wife, Kathryn Fiske; Daughters, Elizabeth, 22, and Sarah, 17 Interests: Canoeing, camping, skiing Quote: “My goal at RTE is ...

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Robert Ruppenthal:
A small-business chief who thinks big

Anyone who has taken a ride to the top of the World Trade Center relied on one of Robert Ruppenthal’s projects to get there. So have astronauts. Ruppenthal, co-founder and president of Real Time Enterprises Inc., worked on the team ...

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C.J. Rapp Position: President and CEO, Global Beverage Co. Education: B.A., sociology, SUNY College at Potsdam, 1981 Age: 38 Family: Wife, Linda; Son, Hunter, 14; Daughters, Courtney, 12, Taylor, 6 Interests: Hockey, golf Favorite beverage: Jolt; drinks at least three ...

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C.J. Rapp:
A high-energy entrepreneur revs it up

C.J. Rapp is thirsty for more. The man who introduced caffeine-laden soft drinks to an entire generation is set to launch Power Station, a merchandising concept that combines fountain dispensers and coolers under the banner “Liquidz You Can Feel.” The ...

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Bert Orr:
Deciding what’s in store for Midtown

Bert Orr dispatches the radio reporter in no more than a minute. The reporter, calling from a station whose call letters Orr cannot precisely remember moments after hanging up, wants to know what Orr’s plan is for Midtown Plaza. “There ...

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Bert Orr Position: Vice president, LaSalle Partners Management Ltd.; general manager, Midtown Plaza Education: B.A., urban studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1975; M.A., public administration, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1977 Age: 44 Family: Wife, Lisa; Children, Erin, ...

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Richard Popovic:
Schooled in the personal side of business

What is it that makes a group of people click, and how can you speed up the process? At Xerox Corp., Richard Popovic studied teams and how to make their members work better together. Now he uses the knowledge he ...

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Richard Popovic Position: Associate dean, Executive Development Program, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration Education: B.A., psychology, Pennsylvania State University’s Behrend College, Erie, Pa., 1972; MBA, Simon School, 1992 Age: 49 Family: Wife, Rose; Daughter, ...

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Robert Tobin Position: President and CEO, Tobin & Associates Inc. Education: B.A., sociology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., 1971 Age: 48 Family: Wife, Patricia; Children, Dawn, 24, Joseph, 21, Anna, 14, Emily, 9 Interests: Coaching basketball, watching sports, reading, ...

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Robert Tobin:
A business strategy based on integrity

Robert Tobin is back where he started 11 years ago–working from a home office. Except now he directs a $9.4 million company, and works there to free office space at Tobin & Associates Inc.’s headquarters. Tobin, president and CEO, started ...

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Chander Sud:
Authenticity is his recipe for success

Chander Sud is meticulous about the presentation and taste of Indian food. At his recently opened India House Restaurant in Victor, Sud carefully checks all the details while greeting customers. “This is not cold enough,” Sud says, pointing to lentil ...

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Chander Sud Position: Partner, India House Restaurants and grocery store Education: B.A., economics, Punjab University, India, 1976 Age: 43 Family: Wife, Shobha; Daughter, Chandni, 9 Interests: Gardening, cooking Quote: “Indian food is gaining in popularity. It will be the cuisine ...

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James D’Amico:
Putting a premium on personal service

At heart, James D’Amico is a small-town fellow. So it made sense when he decided to help start a bank focused on the values of service and family that he holds dear. D’Amico, president and CEO of Genesee Valley Trust ...

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James D’Amico Position: President and CEO, Genesee Valley Trust Co. Education: B.A., economics, SUNY at Stony Brook, 1969; M.S., financial sciences, American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Age: 50 Family: Wife, Renee; Sons, Lance, 29, Clifford, 27; Daughters, Allyson, 26, Jaime, ...

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