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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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James Bertolone:
Building momentum for a movement

“Labor lifts all boats.” James Bertolone–president of the American Postal Workers Union Local 215 and the newly elected president of the Rochester Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO–uses the maxim often, dropping it into conversation with mantra-like frequency. By it he means ...

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James Bertolone Position: President, Rochester Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and president, American Postal Workers Union Local 215 Education: Attended SUNY College at Brockport, 1969-1972, majoring in history; Cornell University New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, certificate in ...

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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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Ronald Boillat Position: President and chief operating officer, Frontier Cellular Age: 39 Family: Wife, Lori VanDusen; Sons, Conner, 6, and Cole, 1 Interests: Running, skiing, bow hunting Favorite snack food: Animal crackers Quote: “There shouldn’t be any reason why most ...

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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 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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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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