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Setting the tone at Xerox

With an interest in math and science that began in her youth, Mary Fromm knew from an early age she wanted to pursue a career as an engineer. The choice, however, perplexed her grandmother. “She would say to my mom, ...

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Thomas Ferraro Title: Executive director, Foodlink Inc. Age: 60 Education: B.S., business, Fort Lauderdale University, 1970 Family: Wife, Regine Calvar; three sons: Michael, 30, twins Philippe and John, 8 Residence: Rochester Quote: “Being able to deal with the farm and ...

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Providing food for the hungry

Tractor-trailers unload into the sprawling Foodlink Inc. warehouse along the Genesee River. Church vans come and go. People wait with order slips at a window, bundled up and exchanging cheery banter on a gray December morning. It feels like a ...

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Putting his energy into firm’s growth: CEO John Hamilton has led Griffith Energy since it was bought from Energetix in 2003

As president and CEO of Griffith Energy Inc., John Hamilton hears regularly from those who blame him for $3.25-a-gallon gas prices or the increasing cost of home-heating oil. “Pretty much every day,” he says with a shrug and a slight ...

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John Hamilton Title: President and CEO, Griffith Energy Inc. Age: 53 Home: Victor Education: B.S. in accounting, Clarkson University, Potsdam, 1976 Family: Wife, Linda; daughter, Jennifer, 27; sons, Eric, 25, Ryan, 20, Kevin, 18 Hobbies: Outdoor activities Quote: “Given the ...

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This leader is more than a cable guy: Time Warner Cable division president Terence Rafferty oversees TV, Internet and phone services

A sweet corner office and a sweeping view of the Rochester skyline were supposed to be Terence Rafferty’s when he moved to Rochester two years ago. The division president’s office is at the end of Mahogany Row, the term employees ...

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Terence Rafferty Title: Division president, Time Warner Cable Age: 42 Education: B.S. in accounting, SUNY at Binghamton, 1987 Residence: Brighton Interests: Golfing, family, community involvement Quote: “I got the sense from the way people treat each other here that this ...

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Driving the family dealership: President Mark O’Connor in 1994 took the helm of O’Connor Chevrolet, started by his dad

Mark O’Connor knew early on that he wanted to run a car dealership. And he also knew he did not want to be a stereotypical in-your-face dealer. Though O’Connor, president of O’Connor Chevrolet Inc., runs one of the area’s top ...

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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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Close-Up: George Romell

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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