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Helping to build the new Xerox

Thanksgiving is William Steenburgh’s favorite holiday. “We have 60 or 70 people at the house and my wife cooks a big dinner,” Steenburgh says. “I look around and there’s good food, some good wine, and I’m thankful for all I ...

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Robert Thompson Title: President and CEO, Monroe Plan for Medical Care Inc. Age: 59 Education: B.A. in psychology, Hope College, Holland, Mich., 1969; master of divinity in urban ministry, New York Theological Seminary, 1971 Residence: Canandaigua Sports: Golf Community activities: ...

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Former pastor finds his mission in health care

When Monroe County budget director William Carpenter moved from the private sector to the county finance job two years ago, Robert Thompson’s name came up frequently. “I quickly recognized that Medicaid was the elephant in the room,” Carpenter says. “And ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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