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Ben Giambrone:
Applying strategy to human resources

Ben Giambrone has built a name for himself here, by knowing people and knowing business, whether a company sells health or wine, makes film or processes food. If Rochester-area companies need advice and are looking for local roots and global ...

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Ben Giambrone Position: Head of Rochester office, principal and client manager, William M. Mercer Inc. Education: B.A., business and psychology, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio Age: 47 Family: Wife, Pamela; Children, Robb, 20, Charles II, 19, and Catie, 16 Interests: Boating, ...

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Robert McCrory Position: Director, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester; executive director of government relations, UR Education: B.S., physics, 1968, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD., applied plasma physics, 1973, MIT Age: 52 Family: Wife, Betsey; Children, Katie, 17, Damon, ...

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Robert McCrory:
Fusing scientific and managerial skills

Tapping the power of the stars is the ultimate goal of scientists such as Robert McCrory. He is the driving force behind one of the top lasers in the world: the Omega 60-beam ultraviolet laser at the University of Rochester’s ...

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Ann Hayden Position: Vice chairman/chief creative officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications. Education: B.A., English/philosophy, Boston College, 1975 Age: 43 Family: Husband, Daniel Lytle; Stepchildren, Jennifer Bennett, 31, Elizabeth Storelli, 28; Dog, Bingo Interests: Hockey, fly-fishing, painting, the outdoors. Quote: ...

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A commercial with bark and bite

Strategy is everything and serendipity? is everything else. RBJ asks me to review a couple of commercials. Some stuff everybody will know. Hmmm. I fish around with the clicker (first drugging my husband). Boring. Boring. Kind of funny. Trying too ...

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Ann Hayden:
A career built as a work of imagination

As vice chairman/chief creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications, Rochester’s largest advertising agency, Ann Hayden is one of the most powerful women on the local advertising scene. Don’t expect her to reveal the strategy behind her rise to ...

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Philip Nothnagle Position: President and CEO, Nothnagle Realtors Education: B.S., economics, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, 1962; attended University of Wisconsin at Racine with a teaching assistantship in economics, 1962. Age: 56 Family: Wife, Margaret; Children, Christine, 33, Stephen, 32, Daniel ...

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Philip Nothnagle:
A business where he feels right at home

In 40 years as a licensed real estate broker, Philip Nothnagle has sold nine homes. “My wife kids me about it,” the president and CEO of Nothnagle Realtors confesses. “She tells me I’d better get out there and sell something.” ...

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Walter Turek Position: Vice president of sales, Paychex Inc. Education: A.A., business, Monroe Community College, 1972 Age: 45 Family: Wife, Judith; Children, Jaimee, 21, Christopher, 18, Alexander, 12 Interests: Basketball, surfing, music, Little League Quote: “Opportunity is only limited by ...

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Walter Turek:
How Paychex keeps hitting the numbers

Seventeen years ago Walter Turek started to turn Paychex Inc.’s sales force into a precisely calibrated instrument for generating revenues. Turek designed the instrument to function when powered by hundreds of well-chosen salespeople and their supervisors, carefully trained and motivated ...

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Robert Ruppenthal Position: President, Real Time Enterprises Inc. Education: B.S., electrical engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1977 Age: 53 Family: Wife, Kathryn Fiske; Daughters, Elizabeth, 22, and Sarah, 17 Interests: Canoeing, camping, skiing Quote: “My goal at RTE is ...

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Robert Ruppenthal:
A small-business chief who thinks big

Anyone who has taken a ride to the top of the World Trade Center relied on one of Robert Ruppenthal’s projects to get there. So have astronauts. Ruppenthal, co-founder and president of Real Time Enterprises Inc., worked on the team ...

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C.J. Rapp Position: President and CEO, Global Beverage Co. Education: B.A., sociology, SUNY College at Potsdam, 1981 Age: 38 Family: Wife, Linda; Son, Hunter, 14; Daughters, Courtney, 12, Taylor, 6 Interests: Hockey, golf Favorite beverage: Jolt; drinks at least three ...

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C.J. Rapp:
A high-energy entrepreneur revs it up

C.J. Rapp is thirsty for more. The man who introduced caffeine-laden soft drinks to an entire generation is set to launch Power Station, a merchandising concept that combines fountain dispensers and coolers under the banner “Liquidz You Can Feel.” The ...

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