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Business heats up in Phelps

In Halco Plumbing and Heating’s headquarters hangs an old photograph of a dirt-smudged teenager standing proudly in a basement, next to a boiler he built himself. Harold Smith Jr., commonly known as Hal, received the photo by mail a few ...

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Close-up: Barry Culhane

Title: Executive assistant to the president, Rochester Institute of Technology Age: 61 Education: B.A., math and literature, University of Windsor, Canada, 1968; Ph.D., cognitive psychology, University of Rochester, 1976 Family: Wife, Christine Licata, associate vice president for academic affairs at ...

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A servant who also leads

Even Barry Culhane is not sure what the Imagine RIT festival is going to look like, precisely. But he-and those familiar with Culhane’s work-knows it will be fantastic. Since the start, Culhane, a top aide who has worked with three ...

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Close up: Donna Shultz

Position: President and CEO, Mirror Show Management Inc. Education: A.S. in business, SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, 1980 Age: 47 Family: Husband, Dan; daughters, Olivia, 11, and Emma, 8 Residence: Fairport Outside activities: Spending time with family, exercising, traveling, ...

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Putting on the show

A couple of years ago, on a Sunday, a customer of Mirror Show Management Inc. was panicking. It seems the customer, who had an exhibit set up at an Orlando, Fla., trade show, suddenly realized he needed larger size T-shirts ...

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Close up: Judith Seil

Title: Director, Monroe County Department of Planning and Development Age: 49 Home: Brighton Education: B.S. in management science, Nazareth College of Rochester, 1981 Family: Husband, Joseph; sons, Tim, 19, and Andy, 16 Hobbies: Working out, golf, baseball Quote: “When I ...

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Onetime banker is point person for development

Judith Seil’s job description is simple in its complexity. “I try to take alphabet soup and make it understandable to the business community,” she says. Seil, 49, is director of Monroe County’s Department of Planning and Development. She manages a ...

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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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