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Jose Fernandez Title: CEO, Constellation Wines U.S. Age: 48 Home: Rochester and Monterey, Calif. Education: B.A. degree in orchestral conducting, Fordham University, Bronx, 1976; master’s degree in international business, Pace University, New York City, 1978. Family: Wife, Kathy; three children, ...

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Global reach is music to this CEO’s ears

Jose Fernandez orchestrated much of the nation’s Aussie wine invasion several years ago. He now is arranging for Constellation Brands Inc.’s Constellation Wines U.S. to become the No. 1 wine company in the nation. With his penchant for globalization, the ...

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Customer service is his utensil for success

Herbert Besaw is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Just last week, the president and general manager of Spoon Exhibit Services Inc. helped set up displays for a Kyocera Corp. dealer meeting in Las Vegas. “He doesn’t need to ...

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Herbert Besaw Title: President and general manager, Spoon Exhibit Services Inc. Age: 42 Residence: Walworth Education: B.S. in finance, Roch-ester Institute of Technology, 1982 Family: Wife, Cynthia; daughters Emily, 16, and Rachel, 10 Interests: Boating, golf and spending time with ...

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Printer credits divine planner for his success

A self-described obsessive compulsive, Olanrewaju (known to all as Lanre) Olotu bought a cheap pair of rubber-soled loafers to wear around the office during construction at Printing Methods Inc. “I wipe them off all the time,” Olotu says, demonstrating by ...

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Olanrewaju Olotu Title: CEO, Printing Methods Inc. Age: 45 Residence: Penfield Education: Certificate in printing, London College of Printing, London, England, 1981; B.A. in printing technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1984 Interests: Tennis, ballroom dancing, Broadway musicals Quote: “Jesus is ...

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Richard Alt Title: Chairman, president and CEO, Lewis Tree Service Inc. Age: 57 Residence: Mendon Education: Sewanhaka High School, Floral Park, Long Island, 1964; SUNY College at Farmingdale, associate’s degree, landscape design, 1966 Family: Wife, Ellen; daughters, Heather, 31, and ...

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CEO finds that success is rooted in teamwork

When Richard Alt was growing up on Long Island in the 1960s, he sometimes, like most teenagers, asked his father, Charles, for a couple of bucks for gas money. Alt always promised his father that he would pay him back, ...

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Fiscal control is this county leader’s mandate

The mid-1990s was not the ideal time for Geoffrey Astles to assume an administrative role in Ontario County government. Ontario and the rest of New York’s counties were about to be handed greater financial responsibility for social services programs. The ...

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Geoffrey Astles Title: County administrator, Ontario County Age: 55 Home: Farmington Education: B.A. in American history and government, with a minor in economics, Otterbein College, Ohio, 1970; graduate work, Akron University, Ohio Family: Wife, Jan; children, Julie, 23, and John, ...

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Company is hearing the sounds of success

It was his stint selling books door-to-door in New Mexico during his second year of college that ultimately brought Carlos Santiago to defense manufacturing and Ultra Electronics-Flightline Systems Inc. Santiago, 48, is president of Flightline, owned by the British company ...

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Carlos Santiago Title: President, Ultra Electronics-Flightline Systems Inc. Age: 48 Home: Perinton Education: B.A. in European history, University of Rochester, 1977; J.D., SUNY Buffalo School of Law, 1980 Family: Wife, Lizette; three children, Christina, 26, Noelle, 18, and Carlos, 13 ...

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Bruce Dan Title: CEO and owner, Izzo Golf Inc. Age: 45 Education: B.S. in finance, Indiana University, 1980 Family: Partner, Wendy Freida; daughters, Jessica, 22, Jamie, 20, and Chava, 11; sons, Jacob, 16, Nathan, 13 Hobbies: Golf, travel, Jewish history ...

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This CEO plays a solid round of business

It has been said many times that a bad day at golf is better than a good day at work. Bruce Dan might disagree. As owner of Izzo Golf Inc., Dan lives the sport, day in and day out. “Business ...

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Maureen Alston Title: Managing partner, Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP Age: 55 Residence: Rochester Education: B.A. in history, 1970, Nazareth College of Rochester; J.D., SUNY at Buffalo Law School, 1982 Marital Status: Single Interests: Golf, stamp collecting, reading, book collecting ...

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