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Mark O’Connor Position: President, O’Connor Chevrolet Inc. Age: 49 Education: B.S. in management, 1980, St. John Fisher College Family: Wife, Lia; daughters, Maggie, 20, and Kristine, 17; son, John, 15 Home: Pittsford Hobbies: Golf, skiing, hunting Quote: “We’re competing on ...

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Eying big things for its tiny motors: Founder and Co-CEO David Henderson heads New Scale Technologies in Victor

David Henderson has found success with his company, New Scale Technologies Inc., but it did not happen the way he envisioned. When he launched New Scale in 2002, Henderson, 46, thought the market for his motors would be equipment such ...

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David Henderson Position: Founder, co-CEO and chief technology officer, New Scale Technologies Inc. Age: 46 Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1983; MBA, Carnegie Mellon, 1991 Family: Wife, Susan; son, Steven, 18; daughters, Elizabeth, 15, and Margaret, ...

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David Brooks Title: Senior vice president and commercial executive, HSBC Bank USA N.A. Age: 46 Home: Fairport Education: B.A. in accounting, Grove City College, Pa., 1983 Family: Wife, Susan; daughters, Katherine, 18; Michelle, 14 Hobbies: Basketball, water skiing, music Quote: ...

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Numbers guy banks on business: David Brooks has served as HSBC’s commercial executive for the Rochester market since 2000

David Brooks, beyond his work as a top local executive at HSBC Bank USA N.A. and his interest in environmental issues, is a Fairport guy. He was born and raised in the village and returned there 22 years ago after ...

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George Romell Title: President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Rochester Inc. Age: 50 Education: B.S. in business and finance, North Adams State College (now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts), 1979; master’s in YMCA professional preparation, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1981 ...

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Robert Ryder Position: Executive vice president and chief financial officer, Constellation Brands Inc. Education: B.S. in accounting, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa., 1982 Age: 47 Family: Wife, Michele; daughters, Sarah, 15, and Claire, 12; son, Christopher, 7 Residence: Pittsford Outside ...

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Uncorking the firm’s fiscal strategies

Serving on the executive management team of a multibillion-dollar company is exactly where Robert Ryder wants to be. “With a (multibillion-dollar) company, stuff is happening all the time,” Ryder says. “That’s what I like, the variety, dealing with 20 different ...

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Russell Bullock Title: President, chairman and CEO, Erdman Anthony and Associates Inc. Age: 55 Education: B.S., civil engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., 1974; M.S., engineering management, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1982 Family: Wife, Robin; daughter, Erin, 27; son, Jonathan, 23 ...

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Designing his firm’s growth

Russell Bullock’s father says his son was a sharp kid growing up-always seemed to get along with people in his hometown of Niagara Falls. He was good in math, his father says, and from an early age showed an analytical ...

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Douglas Lowry Position: Dean, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Education: Bachelor of music, University of Arizona, 1974; two master’s degrees, University of Southern California, trombone performance, 1976; orchestral conducting, 1978 Age: 55 Family: Wife, Marcia; children: Jennifer, 26; ...

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Composing the future for Eastman School

Being “hottest” sure beats being tepid, the new dean of the Eastman School of Music says. Kidding aside, Douglas Lowry says the Eastman School deserves its spot on the 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek list of the 25 hottest schools across a range ...

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Michael Nazar M.D. Title: Vice president of primary care and community services, Unity Health System Age: 55 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in German literature, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1975; M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn., 1982 Family: ...

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The right prescription for change

Last year, when Unity Health System chief operating officer Stewart Putnam asked Michael Nazar M.D. to add management of its community services program to his duties as the director of Unity’s more than 20 system-owned medical and dental practices, Nazar ...

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