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Joseph Lobozzo:
No ordinary Joe in optics field

With characteristic vigor, Joseph Lobozzo was pumping away on his stair-stepper during a recent conference call to Hong Kong. “I said, “If you hear me breathing hard, don’t misconstrue it,”’ the 52- year-old dynamo chuckles. Doing at least two things ...

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Edward Radin: A leader who taps individuals’ strengths

Legend has it the managing partner of a top local law firm described his job this way: “It’s like being the only fire hydrant in a room with a whole lot of dogs.” But it would take more than stories ...

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Low-key leadership for the Urban League

William Clark, president and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester Inc., shifts in his seat, glancing around the modest conference room. The small room on the fourth floor of the Urban League’s North Clinton Avenue headquarters has a slightly ...

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The shared values
of Cook Miller

The point is not to encourage employees to join the circus but to teach them how to mentor. Mentoring is just one piece of the training that the employee owners of S&W are undergoing as they work with Cook Miller ...

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James LeBeau:
Event manager and Frontier Field director

James LeBeau, director of Frontier Field, riffles through his desk, opening and closing drawers. He is looking for a copy of his resume, a search for which he several times has interrupted a 1/ -hour, high-energy monologue in which he ...

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Paul Wetenhall:
The odyssey of a software entrepreneur

The thin black box Paul Wetenhall fishes out of his desk–an electronic Bible, it turns out–hardly looks like a business’ bane. Wetenhall can set you straight on that –and how. Having navigated the shoals of SelecTronics Inc.’s short-lived, stormy sail ...

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PAUL WETTENHALL Position: Founder and president, QSoft Solutions Corp. Age: 43 Past positions: Chief operating officer, Microlytics Inc. and SelecTronics Inc.; held various marketing and finance posts during a 13-year tenure at Xerox Corp. Education: Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, ...

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Dennis Richardson:
Bringing a whole new view to the hill

When Dennis Richardson’s predecessor arrived at Hillside Children’s Center in 1969, he was able to tour all of the agency’s facilities by the end of his first morning on the job. When Richardson stepped into the president and CEO’s shoes ...

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Stuart Mitchell: A passionate advocate for the rural poor

Stuart Mitchell still does not know what to make of the new competition for federal funds to aid migrant farm workers. In this year’s bidding for the U.S. Department of Labor money that undergirds the advocacy and training services of ...

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Helping RIT
hit it big

William Nowlin swears he did not plan it this way. Little did he know that this week’s picnic–an annual event for Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Business–would fall just one day after the Sept. 18 issue of U.S. News ...

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WILLIAM NOWLIN Position: Acting dean, College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology Age: 45 Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, SUNY’s Empire State College; master’s degree in public administration, SUNY College at Brockport; Ph.D. in higher education administration, State ...

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Gil Cooper: A career built on catching the bad guys

OK, let’s get this out of the way up front: Being an FBI agent ain’t glamorous. Not unless mounds of paperwork make you passionate. In fact, as Gil Cooper tells it, working for the FBI is a lot like working ...

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Bruce Bates:
A rock of stability in turbulent times

To find out how it feels to be a big- time stockbroker hooked into a Wall Street heavyweight house in a town packed with local, independent investment firms, don’t talk to Bruce Bates. Bates is big time–a senior vice president ...

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Sam Gionta: Rochester Colonial Manufacturing Corp.

Sam Gionta will retire. He swears it. Gionta, chairman of Rochester Colonial Manufacturing Corp., is preparing for his eclipse as methodically as he built the business. You can almost see him ticking off steps on a mental checklist: 1. Groom ...

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Chip Holt takes Xerox
into the 21st century

Call him DocuDad. In his red polo shirt and khakis, Chip Holt–Charles to those few who insist on formalities–looks more like a golf pro than a paradigm shifter. Don’t be fooled. Holt invented Xerox Corp.’s DocuTech, the digital-printing Leviathan that ...

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