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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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William Strassburg: Chase-Pitkin Home & Garden

The screen saver on William Strassburg’s computer says, “Every day you get my best.” The president of Chase-Pitkin Home and Garden says he believes no one–from shelf stocker to store manager to president–can slack off for even one day if ...

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Denise Gutstein: Rochester Telephone Corp.

It’s easy to peg Denise Gutstein as an engineer: Her bulky, multifunctional watch–the kind that keeps time while calculating hyperbolic cosines–is a dead giveaway. Less transparent but equally strong is the management prowess the 32-year-old Gutstein wields in her new ...

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Richard Rosenbloom: A former judge finds new life in the law

If Richard Rosenbloom were the sort of man to sport a tattoo, it would read: Born to judge. But two years ago, at age 60 and after nearly two decades on the bench, he lost his state Supreme Court seat ...

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Bliss Unlimited (continued)

Arriving at this business and this philosophy has involved journeys for both Fagbayis. Mutiu, 43, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and in 1973 came to Ohio to study chemical engineering at the University of Dayton. A native of the Bahamas, ...

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Mutiu and Patricia Fagbayi: Bliss Unlimited

In the year since they formed Bliss Unlimited Inc., no one has chosen to pay less than the full amount. As consultants with long experience as chemical engineers, analysts and managers at Eastman Kodak Co., the Fagbayis provide all of ...

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Sister Marie Michelle Peartree: St. Ann’s Community

Sister Marie Michelle Peartree did not become CEO of St. Ann’s Community by choice. The local Catholic hierarchy told her that she was going to go back to school to change vocations. That was 1962, and she was scared to ...

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Sold on cellular

Raymond Bauer Position: Vice president and general manager, Cellular One Upstate New York Age: 42 Avocations: Fishing, yard work Quote: “I actually enjoy cutting the grass, just out there pushing the mower. You want to know something? I’m thinking about ...

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