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Close up: Eby Friedman

Position: Distinguished professor, department of electrical and computer engineering, University of Rochester; director, Center for Electronic Imaging Systems, UR Education: B.S., electrical engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 1979; M.S., electrical engineering, 1981, and Ph.D., electrical engineering, 1989, University of California, ...

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Researcher, teacher are among the many hats he wears

He may be a giant in the world of microchip design, but Eby Friedman sees himself as more of a kid from Jersey City. “It’s where I’m from and it’s what has helped keep me grounded,” he says. “I live ...

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Close-up: Robert Cannan

Robert Cannan Title: President and CEO, Eagle International Institute Inc. Age: 57 Education: B.S. in naval engineering and international security affairs, U.S. Naval Academy, 1972; MBA, University of Rochester Graduate School of Management-now Simon Graduate School of Business, 1980 Family: ...

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Shift to training lets firm soar

Many professionals working in Rochester through the early 1990s would remember efficiency training with the Eagle day planner. They hardly would recognize Eagle International Institute Inc. training now. In fact, the only Eagle book CEO Robert Cannan carries is for ...

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Close up: Anne Loria

Title: Director of Rochester colleges and institutional assessment team chairwoman, Bryant & Stratton College Age: 44 Education: B.S. in accounting, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1985; M.S. in management, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2003 Family: Husband, Russell; sons Garrett, 17, and Matthew, ...

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Putting a focus on careers

Like many mothers, Anne Loria is concerned about her firstborn son’s upcoming journey to college. Unlike most moms, Loria-director of Rochester colleges for Bryant & Stratton College-also is concerned about the well-being of some 800 students under her charge at ...

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Close Up: Jeffrey McLean

Title: President, the Americas unit of CooperVision Inc. Age: 54 Education: B.S. in business, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1980 Family: Wife, Donna; daughters, Courtney, 20, and Cassidy, 17; sons, Kyle, 18, and Collin, 15 Home: Pittsford Leisure activities: ...

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Focusing on growth in the Americas

Jeffrey McLean is reasonably certain that if you stopped 10 Rochesterians and asked them to identify CooperVision Inc., at least half would be surprised to learn it is the third-biggest maker of contact lenses globally and employs roughly as many ...

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Close Up: John Urlaub

John Urlaub Title: Owner, Rohrbach Brewing Co. Age: 49 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in finance, St. Bonaventure University, 1981 Family: Wife, Patty Yahn-Urlaub; daughters, Kasey, 16, and Jamie, 13 Hobbies: Snow skiing, water skiing, boating, basketball Quote: “In the states, ...

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Crafting his firm’s expansion

John Urlaub experienced his first microbrewery in the early 1980s, while working in New York City for Eastman Kodak Co. “I thought it was the greatest thing,” he says. “(But) microbreweries really weren’t popular at all. It was before the ...

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Close-up: Mark Ashworth

Mark Ashworth Title: President, Flower City Printing Inc. Age: 49 Residence: Penfield Family: Wife, Kim; sons, Ryan, 21, Mark, 20, Brett, 17, Alex, 14; and daughters, Laura, 21, and Emily, 14 Interests: Motorcycles, boating, outdoors, travel and family Quote: “The ...

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Printer finds he can go home again

Mark Ashworth has made a name for himself at several area printers, but at the helm of Flower City Printing Inc. he finally has found his home. “I’ve got a great gig,” says the 49-year-old Penfield resident. “I work with ...

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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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