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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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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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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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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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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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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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