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Taking his company to new heights

The way Gary Gleason landed the Cessna 182 Skylane he was flying, after smoke poured into the cockpit some 7,000 feet over South Carolina, played like a scene from an action movie. And for his wife, that is a little ...

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Gary Gleason Title: President, Genesee Survey Services Inc. Age: 59 Education: B.S. in mathematics, SUNY College at Brockport, 1969 Residence: Pittsford Family: Wife, Peggy; sons Bryan, 34, and Sean, 29; daughter Kelly, 27 Sports: Flying, sailing, tennis, racquetball, running, bicycling ...

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Daniel Hogan Title: President, Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc. Age: 59 Education: B.S. in accounting, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, 1968 Residence: Brockport, but building a new home in Spencerport Outside activities: Golf; season ticket holder for Syracuse University football and basketball ...

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Building his firm with a focus on people

What started out as a high school summer job has turned into a lifelong career and passion for Daniel Hogan. During summers off from Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, Hogan-now president of Crane-Hogan Structural Systems Inc., a general contracting firm ...

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Leader remakes his firm with a new focus

Two years ago, Z-Axis Inc. was making products for a shrinking market, going on five years of declining sales and had no prospects for growth. Today, the Phelps manufacturer has a booming contract manufacturing business and a spinoff product selling ...

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Michael Allen Position: President, Z-Axis Inc. and Bear Power Supplies, a dba of Z-Axis Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1984 Age: 45 Family: Wife, Robin; daughters, Danielle, 18, and Kimberly, 17 Residence: Shortsville, Ontario County Outside ...

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Helping nis customers keep on truckin’

See Corrections and Amplifications below. James Carello does not waste a lot of time thinking about what might have been had he not been drafted during Vietnam and instead gone to Rochester Institute of Technology as he had planned. The ...

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James Carello Title: Dealer principal, Regional International Corp. Age: 58 Family: Wife, Lyn; daughter, Gina, 31; son, Jason, 30 Hobbies: Custom motorcycles, flying, muscle cars and street rods Quote: “Let’s face it, customers are the key. You have to take ...

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A top performer on the investment stage

As a youngster, Lori Van Dusen’s sights were set on the performing arts, though her grandfather regularly schooled her on the intricacies of financial reports. “He loved the market,” Van Dusen says. “When you have such a strong connection to ...

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Lori Van Dusen Title: Institutional consulting director and senior vice president of investments, the Consulting Group, a division of Smith Barney Age: 44 Home: Pittsford Education: B.A., psychology, Ithaca College, 1982; M.A., education, Harvard University, 1984; certified investment management analyst, ...

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The world beats a path to this entrepreneur’s door

When he was a child, his family moved around a lot, from the Poughkeepsie region, to Queens, to Albany and then Schenectady. Growing up, James Graham and his family never owned a house of their own. He has more than ...

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James Graham Title: President of Genesis Real Estate Investments LLC Age: 39 Education: Attended SUNY at Buffalo and SUNY College at Buffalo Residence: East Irondequoit Outside activities: Coaching basketball with his wife, traveling with family, reading the Bible Quote: “The ...

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Insuring a health future at this HMO

When Lisa Brubaker started at Preferred Care, speculation was rampant over how long the Rochester HMO might be able to hang on. It was in rough financial shape, and the company openly acknowledged it was an acquisition target and in ...

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Lisa Brubaker Title: Preferred Care/MVP Healthcare executive vice president, Rochester operations and government programs Age: 43 Education: Bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication, Iowa State University, 1984; master’s in health service administration, University of Michigan, 1996 Residence: Pittsford ...

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Shepherding his flock through tough times

Many business leaders in the Roch-ester area have had to head a companywide belt-tightening process in the last few years. Bishop Matthew Clark, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, is no different. But the concerns of the diocese’s ...

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