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His focus is on changing looks and lives

  Vito Quatela M.D. loves building things and has proven highly successful at it in differing spheres.   He has built a continually expanding center for plastic surgery; a foundation that gives deformed children the gift of a better life; ...

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Leader is banking on growth at this credit union

Pamela Heald, the youngest of 12 children and president and CEO of Reliant Community Credit Union, has incorporated her childhood experiences into her professional life.   “It’s a big part of my background,” she says. “It’s a big part of ...

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The leader finds his station in the heat of competition

Michael Doyle says he can’t judge the radio industry by what people tell him at cocktail parties. Doyle, who was named regional president of Entercom Communications Corp. this month, has heard it all over the years. When the iPod came ...

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Building is in this leader’s blood

James Taylor did not have a typical birthday celebration this year. Instead of a big blowout party, Taylor was in Kenya on a mission trip, spending 18 days to help build a boys dormitory at an orphanage.   The trip, ...

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Telecom veteran rings up a global path

When Trey Smith started out in the telecommunications industry, he had a desk with a telephone that had a bell inside it and an IBM typewriter. Now he heads a company on the leading edge of telecom integration for large ...

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Leader stresses teamwork in center’s work, future

The saying goes "It’s lonely at the top." But that is not the case for Kelly McCormick-Sullivan.   The president and CEO of the Pluta Cancer Center leads a staff of 42 employees, including oncologists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and ...

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The sky is no limit for this imaging business

Chris McNiffe had a late night this month as he stayed up to watch NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity land on the red planet.   The landing at 1:32 a.m. Aug. 6 was personal for McNiffe, the 51-year-old CEO ...

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New dean brings expertise in urban partnerships

While traveling through Hungary, dt ogilvie, whose first and last names are spelled with only lowercase letters, found herself in a train station. There was a brightly colored line on the ground marking an area where travelers could not enter, ...

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Getting his kicks running his own business

Doug Miller, owner and operator of the Doug Miller Soccer Academy, was hitting golf balls 11 years ago on the driving range at the former Rochester Sports Dome LLC when he made a business decision. "I had this vision of ...

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New leader brings a customer service focus

When Christopher Felix went into sales for Bell Atlantic Mobile in 1988, his dad presented him with a study predicting the inevitable doom of the wireless industry.
 

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Finding satisfaction in adapting to change

Loren Ranaletta had a five-year plan in mind when he left his position at Monroe Community Hospital to become CEO of Episcopal SeniorLife Communities in 1984.   He figured he would stay a few years, gain experience running a health ...

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Leader keeps Victor firm charged for growth

His family has played a prominent role in Michael Tambe’s professional life.   Not only do members of his immediate family work in his business, Tambe Electric Corp., but his father provided the opportunity for Tambe to start in the ...

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Ready to run area’s dominant health insurer

As one of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s top executives, Christopher Booth started running after he decided to get his body mass index, cholesterol and blood sugar numbers checked as part of a company drive to encourage employees to adopt healthy habits. ...

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Business stokes leader’s competitive fires

If you were to do a Google search for Joe Kirmser you would see words like outstanding, amazing, leader and winner. Yet, most of it has nothing to do with the solid professional career that led Kirmser to the president’s ...

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Numbers guy directs company’s additions

Like many youngsters, John Van Heel wanted to play ball when he grew up.   "I made thousands of last-second shots," says the Monro Muffler Brake Inc. president with a laugh. "I think I’m normal. Every single guy wants to ...

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