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Thomas Kayser:
Xerox Corp.

Take a mix of skeptical, strong- willed senior corporate types. Add a mild-mannered middle manager, whose job is to help this contentious group form a team. Sound like the making of a massacre? In some scenarios, it would be. But ...

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Michael Wolford:
A veteran who thrives on legal battles

Streamlined legal machines are in. Big-gun partners flanked by troops of associates are out. In law as a business these days, those are the rules. But in law as a blood sport–litigation–the only rules that count are the court’s. Out ...

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John Gabriele:
A high-octane anomaly

To thousands of Rochester-area television viewers, John Gabriele may be a more familiar name than John Doyle. Even during his recent successful campaign for Monroe County executive, Doyle was hard-pressed to match the decibel level or repetitiveness of Gabriele’s signature ...

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David Rose:
Rose Films Inc.

No one who knew David Rose when he was a young boy in Mamaroneck would be surprised that he has become a successful film producer/ director. Rose was still a preteen when he completed his first film-editing job, splicing film ...

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Leading in a
climate of change

Position: President, Time Warner Communications in Rochester Previous post: President, Time Warner Cable’s San Diego division Distinctions: First woman to be named a Time Warner Cable division president; co-founder, San Diego Communications Council; 1995 chairman of the California Cable Television ...

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Ann Burr:
Time Warner

Before making her first trip to Rochester last month, Ann Burr checked out the Weather Channel from her San Diego office. Not surprisingly, the forecast was for snow. “I thought I’d better go buy some boots with tread so I ...

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Dave Wallace:
Leading commercial Realtors into a new era

Dave Wallace smiles ruefully. Over the past year, he laments, his golf handicap has suffered to the tune of six points, a consequence of the time he has stolen from an avocation avidly pursued in the past to build the ...

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James Knauf:
Investing in a fascination with numbers

As 1995 drew to a close, James Knauf was looking to lose money. No easy job, that, not when booming stocks and rallying bonds had socked profits into every corner of Fleet Investment Advisors Inc.’s portfolio. Knauf was up against ...

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Robert Roeding: Don’t laugh
at his latest career move

Robert Roeding leans back in his chair, does what he does best–smiles broadly–and sums up life: “Doors close and doors open,” he says, the smile punctuating the philosophy. The most recent door to close for Roeding was the entrance to ...

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Jeffrey Jones: Carrying
the torch at Jones Chemicals

Against a wall in Jeffrey Jones’ office stand two shadow boxes, each containing a few battered golf clubs, enshrined against green felt. The clubs, the wall, the office–indeed, all of Jones Chemical Inc., where Jones is chairman, president and CEO–are ...

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Profile Close-up

DAVID LANIAK Position: CEO, ACC Corp. Age: 60 Previous position: Executive vice president, Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. Education: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration ...

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David Laniak:
Plugging into the energy at ACC Corp.

If the CEO’s corner office at ACC Corp. were on the opposite side of the building, David Laniak would face Rochester Gas and Electric Corp.’s facility at 400 West Ave., familiar haunts for the former RG&E executive. The fact that ...

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Serving justice with
a sense of balance

The witness recalled it clearly: The priest–that white-bearded man over there waving from the defense table–talked to him about paying $150,000 in cash to buy a Florida home. Father Pat Moloney was on trial charged with conspiring to dispose of ...

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Stephen Donner:
The Amerks chief’s big-time commitment to his hometown

Stephen Donner’s office in the Rochester Community War Memorial is as modest as the man who occupies it. There are no Picassos on the wall and no gaudy diamonds on Donner’s fingers. The desk used by the president and CEO ...

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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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