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Charles G. Lill Title: President and CEO, Frank Lill & Son Inc. Age: 46 Education: B.S. degree, Cornell University, 1979 Residence: Mendon Family: Wife, Ann; sons, Luke, 16, Jake, 13, Jesse, 10; daughter, Mackenzie, 23 months Hobbies: Youth hockey and ...

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Matthew Hurlbutt Title: Executive director, RochesterWorks Inc. Age: 35 Home: North Greece Education: B.A. in political science, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1991; master of public administration, SUNY College at Brockport, 1999 Honors: Inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor ...

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Overcoming challenges works for this leader

Unlike most Upstate New York school kids who pray for snow days, Matthew Hurlbutt never cared for those stormy surprises. His father, Douglas, owned the Hilton Dairy. When roads were almost impassable, deliveries behind schedule, and the schools were closed, ...

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David Smith Title: Vice president and general manager, Melles Griot Optics Group, Melles Griot Inc. Age: 58 Home: Brighton Education: B.S. in physics, University of Rochester, 1970; MBA in marketing, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1997 Family: Wife, Elizabeth Interests: Music, ...

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Orchestrating growth at this optics firm

David Smith and his team were among the top reasons why Melles Griot Inc. moved roughly $8 million of its industrial optics business here. The relocation brought 30 jobs here, surging total employment to more than 100 staffers. Melles Griot ...

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Sandra McDonald M.D. Title: Pluta Cancer Center Medical Director Age: 50 Family: Single, sisters in South Africa and Norway Education: M.B., Ch.B., University of Stellenbosch Medical School, Cape Town, South Africa, 1976; M. Med. in radiation therapy, University of Stellenbosch ...

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Center director puts the focus on the patient

Walking into the Pluta Cancer Center’s reception area, one might take it for the lobby of a small, elegant hotel. Softly lit, the area features richly polished dark wood paneling and tasteful, comfortable furniture. The look is deliberate. It is ...

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Assisting others is his lifetime mission

At age 18 and as an employee at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, James Branciforte for the first time saw a patient undergo electroconvulsive shock therapy. Shock therapy, more commonly used in the middle of the last century for the mentally ...

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James Branciforte Title: CEO, Lifetime Assistance Inc. Age: 46 Education: A.S. in human services, Genesee Community College, Batavia, 1981; B.S. in human services, SUNY College at Brockport, 1983; MSW, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, SUNY at Albany, 1984. ...

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Edward Pettinella Title: Executive vice president, Home Properties Inc. Will become CEO on Jan. 1. Age: 52 Education: B.S. in finance and management, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1973; MBA, specializing in finance, organization and management, Syracuse University, 1976. Family: Wife, ...

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Feeling right at home as chief executive

Edward Pettinella is about to fulfill a dream 30 years in the making. On Jan. 1, Pettinella, executive vice president of Home Properties Inc., will become CEO of the Rochester-based real estate investment trust, replacing outgoing co-CEOs and company founders ...

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Fighting for success in biopharmaceuticals

Innovate, hone skills, keep a finger on the customer’s pulse or risk being lost in the marketplace-all crucial elements in Stuart Arbuckle’s mantra for successful sales and marketing. “Essentially, you are competing for a share of your consumer’s mind. You ...

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Stuart Arbuckle Title: Senior vice president of sales and marketing, Celltech Pharmaceuticals Inc. Age: 38 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S. in pharmacology and physiology, University of Leeds, U.K., 1986 Family: Wife, two sons Interests: Golf, squash, travel and spending time with ...

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Patient care is what matters most to him

Raymond Mayewski M.D. likes to think of himself as a country doctor-the kind of physician whose first duty is caring for patients. At 57, Mayewski is a man who in shirtsleeves has the girth, graying head and avuncular air that ...

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Raymond Mayewski M.D. Titles: Medical director for clinical services, University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group; vice president and chief medical officer, Strong Health; and medical director, Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals Age: 57 Education: B.S. in pre-medicine, Pennsylvania State University, ...

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