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Chamber leader to discuss aims for local groups

Two things Paul Speranza Jr. knows well are his native Rochester and his company, Wegmans Food Markets Inc. Through his work with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he exports and adapts proven processes from each one and extols both in ...

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Close-Up: Paul Speranza Jr.

Paul Speranza Jr. Titles: Chairman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; vice chairman, general counsel and secretary, Wegmans Food Markets Inc. Age: 60 Education: B.S. in accounting, Syracuse University, 1969; J.D., University of San Francisco, 1971; LLM in taxation, New York University ...

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Striving to share successes

He writes his own speeches for nearly 100 annual appearances as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-and that is just his night job. At 6:30 a.m. Paul Speranza Jr. arrives for his day job as vice president, general counsel ...

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Close Up: Douglas Triplett Jr.

Douglas Triplett Jr. Position: Co-owner, general manager, Triplett Machine Co. Age: 43 Education: Midlakes High School, 1983 Family: Wife, Paula; sons, Matthew, 20, Mark, 18, Brett, 16; daughter, Anna, 16 Residence: Geneva Outside activities: Reading, particularly history, business and religion ...

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Managing a growth machine

The world of machining is something Douglas Triplett Jr. has been familiar with since he was a youth. “I learned about machining before I learned to drive a car,” Triplett says. The 43-year-old has gone from working on the floor ...

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Taking the family firm into a new arena

Hovey Griswold’s purchases of the Ontario Telephone Co. Inc. in 1920 and of the Trumansburg Home Telephone Co. some six years later were deals considerably more modest in scope than the multibillion-dollar mergers more recently seen as the fragments of ...

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Profile: Paul Griswold

Paul Griswold Title: President and CEO, Finger Lakes Technologies Group Inc. and Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Cos. Age: 45 Family: Wife, Julie; son, Brenden, 19; daughter, Ashley, 16 Residence: Victor Education: Attended Alfred University, Alfred, 1982-83; Rochester Institute of Technology, ...

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Profile Close-Up: Patricia Ruffino

Patricia Ruffino Title: President and CEO, the Parx Group of New York Inc. Age: 50 Education: B.A., accounting, Empire State College, 1994 Family: Husband, Gerard; sons, Eric, 16, Evan, 13 Interests: Travel, golf, piano, reading spy novels Residence: Greece; Port ...

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Guiding RIT’s new focus on research

Donald Boyd was about to start the trek from Minneapolis to Rochester in 1989, headed to Eastman Kodak Co. to help lead the company into digital products. His wife rushed from the house to stop him: the fellow who hired ...

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Title: President and CEO, the Parx Group of New York Inc. Age: 50 Education: B.A., accounting, Empire State College, 1994 Family: Husband, Gerard; sons, Eric, 16, Evan, 13 Interests: Travel, golf, piano, reading spy novels Residence: Greece; Port Orange, Fla. ...

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Driving growth with a focus on people

It is unsurprising, since caring is the first word friends choose to describe her. Her husband, and the firm’s senior vice president, Gerard Ruffino is no different. The power of her kindness is amplified at work, he says. The 40 ...

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Close-up: David Damelio

David Damelio Title: Director of aviation, Greater Rochester International Airport Age: 40 Home: Penfield Education: B.S. in business administration, SUNY College at Brockport, 1988 Family: Wife, Susan; son, Davis, 2; daughter, Sabrina, 7 months Hobbies: Family, Notre Dame football, cigars ...

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Making sure things are looking up

Most people like to get away from their work on weekends. David Damelio, director of aviation at the Greater Rochester International Airport, likes to bring his 2-year-old son, Davis, to the airport on Saturday mornings to tour the grounds. “He ...

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Gerald Vanderstyne Jr. Position: President and owner, Vanderstyne Motor Sales Inc. Education: B.S., business administration, Florida Southern College, 1982 Age: 47 Family: Wife, Julie; son, J.J., 21; daughters, Carra, 19, and Je?ee, 16 Residence: Victor Outside activities: Family, golf, watching ...

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The car lot is his field of dreams

He once dreamed of being a professional baseball player, but Gerald Vanderstyne Jr. opted instead to follow in his father’s footsteps and now satisfies his competitive drive leading one of the area’s top car dealerships. It was not an incredibly ...

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