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Position: Vice president of strategy and new-business development for Xerox Corp.’s Production Systems Group Age: 43 Education: B.S., physics, University of Canterbury; Ph.D., materials engineering, Northwestern University; MBA, Harvard Business School Marital status: Single Community activities: Board member of Garth ...

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Michael Lutz: Helping education get with the program

A typical 1960s-era mathematician, Michael Lutz hated computers. He considered them big, dumb calculators. Then he met one. “I was hooked. I had to find out how it worked,” he says. “This whole technology is fascinating.” Some 25 years later, ...

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Grant Holcomb:
A believer in the magical qualities of art

Magical moments. Epiphanies. “Wow” experiences. It’s the stuff the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester is made of. Just ask Grant Holcomb III, director of the gallery. He speaks passionately of such experiences that he has witnessed, that ...

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Position: CEO, the Summit Federal Credit Union Age: 40 Education: B.S., accounting, Syracuse University Wife: Peggy, married 14 years Children: Mary Kate, 7; Michael, 5; Meghan, 6 months Extracurricular activity: Sings and plays several instruments in a nine-member band called ...

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Michael Vadala:
A CEO with heart for his business

Michael Vadala is a happy man, relatively. The Summit Federal Credit Union CEO expects his organization to grow its asset base 5 percent in 1997, down only two or three points from the projections Vadala was working with a few ...

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Julio Vasquez:
Bringing the future into focus for Latinos

Julio Vazquez has a vision for the future of Rochester’s Latino community. He sees well-educated individuals running bilingual, successful businesses on the city’s north side, with North Clinton Avenue transformed into a cultural locus much like Park Avenue or Monroe ...

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Kevin Bennis:
A man of action for the new Frontier

Kevin Bennis is proof that an upstart company can take on an industry giant–positive proof. Before becoming president of Frontier Communications, Bennis helped push MCI Telecommunications Corp. to its perch as the second-largest long-distance company in the United States. He ...

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Donald Riley:
The public-sector pro at RGRTA’s wheel

It’s a nice place, don’t you think?” asks Donald Riley, gesturing at the modest expanse of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority’s East Main Street headquarters. Actually, the place–a low-rising, red-brick edifice–exudes the functional anonymity of a government office. Neutral, sure. ...

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DANIEL MASON Position: General manager, Rochester Red Wings Age: 29 Education: B.A., American studies, University of Notre Dame Wife: Sheila Ragus Mason Quote: “I want to walk down Main Street Chicago and see someone wearing a Red Wings cap.”

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Daniel Mason:
Managing a business built on memories

It’s like a photograph in his mind. “Tommy Shopay,” he recalls reverently, “that was my first autograph I ever got. From that day on, that guy was my favorite baseball player.” If ever a business could be built on memories, ...

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Jay Stein:
A focused vision of medical education

Jay Stein M.D. was 20 miles outside Oklahoma City when the federal building there blew up on April 19, 1995. A minute later he received a call and was on his way to help with triage at the scene, says ...

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Joseph Morelle:
A lawmaker who gets down to business

As he considers the question, Joseph Morelle studies the dark red walls of his tiny office at MMI Technologies Inc. He is seated behind the desk in the sparsely furnished, cubicle-like room. “Political ambitions? I don’t know,” he muses. “I ...

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Robert Rosenfeld:
Unleashing companies’ creative potential

When nuclear disarmament talks with Russia stalled on Christmas Eve in 1992, Robert Rosenfeld was thousands of miles from the site of the negotiations. His teaching, his methods and his clients were there two days later, however, when the U.S. ...

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John Lincoln:
A farmer with a clear view of the future

The year is 1911. It is a time of big -business beginnings and breakthrough technology. William Randolph Hearst is amassing his newspaper empire. George Eastman is changing the face of photography at Eastman Kodak Co. And as New York farmers ...

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Sharon Napier:
The challenge of making things grow

Sharon Napier’s love of business comes naturally. Her parents were Italian immigrants who started a beauty-supply distribution service in Buffalo, and the whole family pitched in on the weekends. During the week, dinner-table conversation centered around how the warehouse was ...

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