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Chester Massari Position: Vice president and general manager, Harris Corp. R.F. Communications Division Age: 55 Education: B.S., electrical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1963 Family: Wife, Ann Marie; Daughters, Sara, Katie, Christina Non-business interests: Baseball, golf, bowling Quote: “I believe you ...

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Chester Massari:
Coaching R.F. back to the top of its game

Each summer, Chester Massari heads east to baseball’s mecca: the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. A lifelong fan, he watches the greatest players of the game get the sport’s biggest honor: induction into the Hall of Fame. Ten ...

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Thomas Gruber:
Guiding Monroe Graphics to recovery

Until recently, Thomas Gruber kept posted on a bulletin board facing his desk a full-page ad clipped from the Wall Street Journal depicting a fat, forlorn man in a diaper. The ad, without explicitly stating it, suggests the man pictured ...

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Thomas Gruber Position: Chairman, president and CEO, Monroe Graphics Inc. Age: 49 Education: Attended Montgomery College, Rockville, Md., concentrating in business management Family: Wife, Maridel; Son, Allen, 19; Stepchildren, Jeffrey, 29, Jennifer, 27, Jason, 24 Interests: Boating, but he says ...

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Mary Kennemur:
Gently leading the bull by the horns

South Carolina native Mary Kennemur is hardly anyone’s idea of a stereotypical CEO, but that might be her greatest strength. Resident vice president of Merrill Lynch & Co.’s Central New York Complex, Kennemur runs one of the top brokerage firms ...

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Mary Kennemur Position: Resident vice president, Merrill Lynch & Co. Age: 44 Education: B.S., business administration, University of South Carolina, 1975 Family: Husband, Dennis; Son, Wilson, 8 Community service: Board member, Rochester Area Community Foundation and GeVa Theatre; investment committee ...

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Flor Colon Position: Associate, Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP Age: 34 Education: B.A., political science, Pace University, New York City; J.D., Brooklyn Law School, New York City Family: Husband, Robert; Children, Amanda, 3, Claudia, 2 months Community service: Board ...

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Flor Colon:
A litigator who practices winning at life

Flor Colon believes she has a lot to be thankful for this year. The 34-year-old commercial litigator at Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP received the 1997 Hispanic Business Person of the Year Award from the Rochester Hispanic Business Association ...

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Jay Quinn:
A pro at the business of being creative

To stir his creative juices, the managing partner at the Rochester office of Eric Mower and Associates Inc. turns on a neon light in his office every morning when he arrives for work. “Astounding” is what the sign says. It ...

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Jay Quinn Position: Managing partner, Rochester office, Eric Mower and Associates Inc. Age: 47 Education: B.A., history/pre-law, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., 1972; M.S., public communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, 1974 Family: Wife, Nancy; ...

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Rosemary Thomas:
Revving up the retail business at Xerox

Yes,” Rosemary Thomas says, “it’s pretty warm around here.” A thermostat malfunction has driven the temperature in her office a degree or so higher than comfort level. But the heat to which Thomas refers is more metaphoric. Named vice president ...

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Rosemary Thomas Position: Vice president of North American retail operations for Xerox Corp.’s Channels Group Age: 49 Education: B.A., education, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1970; attended executive development programs at Simmons College in Boston and the Wharton School at the ...

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Jurij Kushner:
Helping B&L crunch the right numbers

He does not look like a number-cruncher. Wearing a brown-and-white herringbone tweed jacket, button-down shirt, khaki pants and loafers, Jurij Kushner, 47, more closely resembles a college professor holding office hours. Yet the view from Kushner’s office is hardly that ...

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Jurij Kushner Position: Vice president and controller, Bausch & Lomb Inc. Age: 47 Education: B.S., economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 1972; MBA, RPI, 1975 Family: Wife, Marie; Son, Steve, 19 Interests: Gardening; watching his son play tenor sax in the ...

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Lyn Pankoff:
A college dean shaped by the classroom

The new dean of the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology might be called the accidental educator. “I enjoyed being a student,” says Lyn Pankoff, who transformed his love of studying into teaching. He served as a faculty ...

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