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Creating the next chapter for Xerox

Wim Appelo’s business card easily could have read “bookstore owner.” His father, Kor, owned several bookshops in the Netherlands, and Appelo spent a chunk of his youth working at them. When he received his undergraduate degree in finance-a move to ...

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Wim Appelo Position: Vice president, paper, supplies and supply chain operations, Xerox Corp. Education: B.S. in finance from HEAO, Zwolle, Netherlands, 1984; MBA from Delta University, Utrecht, Netherlands, 1991 Age: 42 Family: Wife, Renate; son, Martin, 10; daughter, Eva, 7 ...

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Charles Giunta

Title: Port director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection Age: 62 Home: Pittsford Education: Graduated from Edison Technical and Occupational Center, 1962 Family: Son, Christopher, 33; daughter, Cattina, 31 Hobbies: Mediating, photography Quote: “Most people are not ...

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Charles Giunta has worked as port director in Rochester for 10 years

Charles Giunta recalls an elderly Mexican lady, hunched over, with a black shawl over her head, walking slowly across the bridge to El Paso, Texas, where Giunta worked as a border patrol officer. “You take her into an interview room ...

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Focusing on opportunities for growth

In 30 years of friendship with John Halstead, Louis Stamatakos has never heard Halstead complain. Not once. “He’s always upbeat, very positive,” says Stamatatakos, a retired professor who taught Halstead at Michigan State University in the early 1970s, when the ...

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John Halstead Title: President, SUNY College at Brockport Age: 58 Education: B.A. in sociology, Colgate University, 1970; M.A. in student personnel administration, Michigan State University, 1972; Ph.D. in student personnel administration, the Ohio State University, 1980; post-doctoral work at the ...

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Susan Butler Title: Partner, Butler/Till Media Services Inc. Age: 49 Home: Pittsford Education: Associate in applied sciences degree in retail business management, Monroe Community College, 1977 Family: Husband, Stephen; son Alexander, 19 Hobbies: Settling into a comfortable chair with a ...

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Tracy Till Title: Partner, Butler/Till Media Services Inc. Age: 43 Home: Naples Education: Bachelor of science degree in journalism and business, University of South Carolina at Columbia, 1985 Family: Husband, David; daughters, Austin, 18, and Aubrey, 14 Hobbies: Spending time ...

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This Duo’s differences add up to success

At Butler/Till Media Services Inc., the agency’s professional and creative personality is apparent right down to the kind of fashion its owners wear. For Susan Butler, 49, it often is a gray flannel suit and two-inch heels; for Tracy Till, ...

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David Rusin Title: President and CEO, American Fiber Systems Inc. Age: 48 Education: B.S. in business, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1980; MBA in economics and finance, Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, Conn., 1988 Family: Wife, Lori Farr; daughter, Leah, 11 Residence: ...

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John Iannone Title: CEO, Auction Direct USA L.P.; president and CEO, Auto Depot USA LLC Age: 43 Home: Penfield Family: Wife, Cheryl; daughters Olivia, 10, and Gianna, 6 Education: AAS, applied machine tool technology, Rochester Institute of Technology Hobbies: Golf, ...

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CEO revs up his car firm for national push

John Iannone has ambitious goals for Auction Direct USA L.P.: to be the area’s first nationwide used-car franchise, and to conduct an initial public offering in the next three to four years. But first, Iannone plans to open a second ...

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Dana Mehnert Position: President, Harris Corp. RF Communications Division Education: B.S. in electrical engineering and B.A. in political science, Case Western Reserve University, 1984; MBA, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1992 Age: 44 Family: ...

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Keeping the firm on the right frequency

Dana Mehnert became president of the fast-growing RF Communications in July. After more than two decades at the firm, Dana Mehnert is prepared to lead the troops at Harris Corp.’s Rochester-based RF Communications Division. “I sort of felt like I ...

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