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Ronald Boillat:
The overachiever atop Frontier Cellular

A display showing one-handed baseball pitcher Jim Abbott with the slogan “No Excuses!” stands out in Ronald Boillat’s office. The decoration is unusual because Boillat, president and chief operating officer of Frontier Cellular, is not really a baseball fan. But ...

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Trudy Nowak Position: Assistant U.S. trustee Age: 42 Education: B.A., history, University of Rochester, 1976; J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1979 Family: Daughter, Erica, 8 Interests: Watching and critiquing movies, collecting political and movie buttons, cooking, gardening Favorite lawyer ...

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Trudy Nowak:
Winning rave reviews for skill, fairness

If Hollywood ever decided to make a movie depicting the dramas that unfold in bankruptcy court, producers would need to find someone to play the watchdog role of Assistant U.S. Trustee Trudy Nowak. Nowak, a film buff who saw 62 ...

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Ed Buttaccio:
Managing a round-the-clock operation

Ed Buttaccio speaks excitedly about changes at R News, Time Warner Communications’ 24-hour news channel. Unlike rivals in television news, Buttaccio’s moves do not involve personnel, but changes to its image and viewership. “People tell us it looks more upscale,” ...

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Ed Buttaccio Position: Operations director, R News, Time Warner Communications Age: 33 Education: B.A. journalism/communications, St. John Fisher College, 1987 Family: Wife, Maria; Daughters, Chelsea, 5, and Juliana, 1 Interests: Music, singing, gardening Quote: “We’re not consultant-driven. We’re not cookie ...

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John Holahan:
Keeping Travel Ports’ profits on a roll

Our aspirations are to grow, but I don’t particularly feel we have to be a $1 billion company,” John Holahan says. “We’re more motivated by the bottom line than the top line.” Not that Holahan, president and chief operating officer ...

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John Holahan Position: President and chief operating officer, Travel Ports of America Inc. Age: 57 Education: Attended La Salle University, Philadelphia, concentrating in business administration Family: Wife, Anne; Sons, Michael, 38, Barry, 36, and Mark, 29 Interests: Family, golf Quote: ...

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Donald Turrell: Helping Performance
Technologies take flight

Compared to the thrill of soaring in a glider, thousands of feet above the rural terrain of Livingston County, running a business might seem mundane. But Donald Turrell, president and CEO of Performance Technologies Inc., directs a firm forced to ...

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Donald Turrell Position: President and CEO, Performance Technologies Inc. Age: 50 Education: B.S., electrical engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1969; MBA, international business, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974 Family: Wife, Ann; Daughters, Elizabeth, 20, and Rebecca, 14 Interests: Soaring (flying in a ...

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Gaspare “Gap” Mangione Profession: Pianist, arranger and composer Education: B.A., liberal arts and music, Syracuse University, 1965 Family: Wife, Janet; Son, Jason, 31, and daughter, Ardis, 29 (both from a previous marriage) Most recent recordings: “Planet Gap: The Big Band,” ...

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Edward Pettinella:
Ensuring RCSB is not lost in the merger

There is more than one way to merge a bank. Edward Pettinella, president of the Western New York Division of Cleveland-based Charter One Bank, played a role in Rochester Community Savings Bank being consolidated the other way. The other way ...

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Edward Pettinella Position: President of Rochester Community Savings Bank, the Western New York Division of Charter One Bank, and executive vice president of Charter One Financial Inc. Age: 46 Education: B.S., finance and management, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1973; MBA, ...

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Andrew Langston:
Standing firm against the industry tide

Andrew Langston knows he is among the last of a breed. As the owner of Monroe Broadcasting Co. Ltd., which owns and operates WDKX-FM, Langston is one of the few remaining local commercial-radio-station owners in Rochester. Many others have sold ...

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Andrew Langston Position: Owner and CEO, Monroe Broadcasting Co. Ltd./WDKX-FM Age: 70 Education: B.S., business administration, City College, City University of New York, 1951; MBA, finance and economics, New York University, 1954 Family: Wife, Gloria; Son, Andre Marcel, 40; Granddaughter, ...

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