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Katherine Keough: A blueprint for St. John Fisher’s future

Building academic programs is Katherine Keough’s specialty. As new president of St. John Fisher College, strengthening degrees is one of her top goals. Not that she thinks the institution’s academic core needs to be revamped. Fine-tuned is a better word, ...

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William Nojay: Steering RTS through troubled times

Taking off his suit jacket and hanging it over a chair in one smooth motion, William Nojay is four sentences into a detailed discussion of mass transit in general and the Regional Transit Service Inc. specifically before he sits down. ...

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Mark Hill:
His mission at Xerox covers the spectrum

Color is flashy. Mark Hill is not. His office at Building 111 in Xerox Corp.’s sprawling Webster complex could hardly be more spare. The decor consists of one rather ugly wall clock–a Xerox time-to-market award, it turns out. It’s as ...

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Position: Vice president and general manager, Xerox Color Solutions Business Unit, Office Document Products Group Age: 35 Education: Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, Harvard University; MBA, Harvard Business School Quote: “I think our biggest challenge at Xerox over the next ...

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Albert Paley: Forging a path of mammoth proportions

Artists often are viewed–by themselves and others–with distant reverence, as if they, and they alone, hold some special claim to creativity. But ask Albert Paley what makes him so special and he stares at you with this look that says, ...

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Kate Bennett: Rochester Museum & Science Center

Kate Bennett has come home to Rochester in her new post as executive director of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. But that is not the reason Bennett took the job. Like most other undertakings in her life, it came ...

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John O’Brien: PSC Inc.

As a rule, John O’Brien is not given to overstatement. “This is a gold-mine opportunity,” crows the lanky, laid-back president of PSC Inc., speaking of the recent merger of PSC and Spectra-Physics Scanning Systems Inc. “I think we can build ...

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Position: President, PSC Inc. Age: 46 Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Previous post: President, Spectra-Physics Scanning Systems Inc., which was purchased by PSC earlier this year Quote: Michael Hone, PSC’s chairman and CEO, is “kind of a ...

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David Fischer & James Ririe: Cypress Cryovac

The Ronald Reagan presidential memorabilia adorning virtually every surface save the floor and ceiling of David Fischer’s office are there “because people like to see them.” He volunteers the information, answering a question that had not been asked. An almost ...

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Robert Reeves:
GeoVest Advisors Inc.

The river taught him to steer true. “You’re surrounded by things beyond your control, like the weather,” he says. “You learn respect for danger, to keep a solid perspective on where you’re headed.” Today as president of GeoVest Advisors Inc., ...

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Warren Hern:
Park Ridge Health System Inc.

When Warren Hern was a student at Greece Arcadia High School, he helped raise funds for new construction at Park Ridge Hospital. “I tell people if I knew back then what I know now, I would have worked a lot ...

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Edith Martin:
Preparing for an information shake-up at Eastman Kodak Co.

Edith Martin just bought a spread in Wyoming, a ranch and in a separate deal an adjacent outfitting firm that runs wild-sheep hunts in the area. Martin, named Eastman Kodak Co.’s chief information officer in January, will not say how ...

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Close up:
David Camp

Position: President, Kayex Corp. Age: 46 Education: B.S. in chemical engineering, University of South Carolina; Ph.D. in chemical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Quote: “Asian business is about relationships and are you there and are you consistent. When we were ...

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Lighting a fire under business at Kayex Corp.

Kayex Corp.’s new president ignores the screeching roar of low-flying aircraft that periodically drowns out his soft Southern drawl. Despite the noise, it seems fitting that David Camp’s office is planted firmly beneath the airport’s flight path–the man is always ...

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Paul Nunes: Underberg & Kessler

Anyone who saw Paul Nunes perform at March’s Stand Up for GeVa benefit knows the guy is a natural born ham. His rousing piano riff accompanied Underberg & Kessler LLP colleague Gordon Lipson in an inspired rendition of a somewhat ...

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