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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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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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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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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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