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Manjeet Dhariwal Position: CEO, Netsmartz LLC; president, Netsmartz Group (holding company) Education: Rochester Institute of Technology, B.A. in computer engineering, 1995; Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, MBA, 1999; Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, ...

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CEO finds success with searches

Crisp attire and a smooth manner are but accessories for Manjeet Dhariwal. With poise as distinguished as his, one expects a title more stately than CEO-diplomat maybe or colonel. Colleagues and friends call him charming-a gentleman, they say. But the ...

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Steve Isaacs Position: Executive director, Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park Inc. Education: B.S., plant sciences, Cornell University School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1981; master’s degree in management, Keuka College, 2004 Age: 48 Family: Partner, Donna Hourihan Residence: Penn ...

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Planting seeds for growth

What do you get when you mix a horticulturist with an economic developer? The new executive director of the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park Inc. Steve Isaacs, 48, took over the position in April after serving for a decade ...

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Ashok Rao Title: Dean, E. Philip Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology Education: B.S., electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1963; M.S., electrical engineering, University of Iowa, 1964; Ph.D., industrial and management engineering, University of Iowa, 1968 Age: ...

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Fostering a collaborative view

As the son of a leading government official in India whose work took the family to different locations within the country and to England, Ashok Rao learned to make friends quickly. He also learned discipline from his father, who led ...

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Community is key at his hospital

John Galati is president and CEO of Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic. John Galati, the president and CEO of Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, makes an odd contrast with the institution he heads. Compared to the harried pace of most ...

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John Galati Title: President and CEO, Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic Age: 57 Education: B.A. psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1971; M.S. health services administration, SUNY Stony Brook, 1973 Family: Wife, Linda; daughter, Lisa Black, 37; son, Jay, 35; four ...

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Brian Hickey Title: Executive vice president, M&T Bank Corp. Age: 55 Home: Pittsford Education: Bachelor of business administration, St. Bonaventure University, 1974; MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1981 Family: Wife, Jean; son, Matthew, 26; daughter, Tara, 23 Hobbies: Platform tennis, ...

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He banks on making a difference

For all he had done, at M&T Bank Corp. and at banks before that, a part of Brian Hickey wondered what his bosses at M&T would think if he told them his workload had become too much. “I felt I ...

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Michael Nolan Position: President, Spex Precision Machine Technologies LLC Education: West Irondequoit High School Age: 40 Family: Wife, Wendy; daughter, Tori, 15; son, Nicholas, 13 Residence: West Irondequoit Activities: Family, golf, water sports Quote: On why management fields customer service ...

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Service is his key tool for growth

If you have a customer service issue for Spex Precision Machine Technologies LLC, you likely will talk directly with President Michael Nolan or another top manager. Nolan and his top management team field all calls from customers and pride themselves ...

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This second-generation leader is driven

Mitch Ide has done pretty much everything he has set his mind to. He has built and flown his own airplane and competed in the Ironman Triathlon. The new owner and president of Ide Pontiac Inc., who also toured the ...

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Mitch Ide Title: President, Ide Pontiac Inc. Age: 48 Family: Wife, Anne; son, Richard, 23 Home: Penfield Interests: Flying, travel, camping, motorcycles Quote: “We have such a great group of people. I think they all really believe that what’s good ...

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Charting the future for his group

In 1895, a German scientist named Wilhelm Roentgen found that by passing an electric current through certain low-pressure gases one could generate a previously unknown type of radiation. Taking pictures of his wife’s hand, Roentgen found photographs of objects illuminated ...

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