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Jerome DeLuccio: Entrepreneur molds a new future for a firm

CPI Business Groups Inc. has metamorphosed over the last two years. The wizard behind the makeover is Jerome DeLuccio. DeLuccio, 49, came to the former Chili Plastics Inc. in 2000, when owner Ronald Follansbee was ready to retire. Follansbee had ...

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James Genthner: Capitalizing on his financial know-how

James Genthner’s first job in accounting was doing the books for his family’s business at age 12. Before that, he would invest his paper route and lawn-mowing money into Eastman Kodak Co. stock. “I was a capitalist from an early ...

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James Genthner Title: Founder and principal, EPIC Advisors Inc. Age: 51 Education: B.A. in history, St. John Fisher College, 1973; M.A. in Asian studies, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, Calif., 1975 Family: Wife, Susan; son, John, 23; daughter, Jennie, 19 Interests: ...

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Stewart Putnam: Driving for success on an arduous course

Stewart Putnam just returned from vacation. He and his bride of two months, Terri, went to Dover, Del.-more specifically to Dover International Speedway-home of NASCAR’s Winston Cup. Putnam, 53, the chief operating officer of Unity Health System, is a huge ...

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Ernest Del Monte: This hotel builder’s firm continues to soar

If Rochester hotel builder Ernest Del Monte gets his way, the Del Monte brand name will soon grace as many as five new hotels across New England. The Del Monte name also may again grace a historic, 19th-century hotel overlooking ...

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Ernest Del Monte Title: Chairman and CEO, E.J. Del Monte Corp. Age: 76 Education: Attended SUNY Buffalo Family: Wife, Thelma; four children, John, Andrea, Vickie and Karen; 11 grandchildren Quote: “In the hotel business, we’re quite good. As a matter ...

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James Mroczek: Putting agency’s services on a growth curve

On a warm summer day, roughly 100 workers stuff plastic binders with sheets of printed paper and then pack them in boxes in a warehouse on Elmwood Avenue. Boxfuls of the binders-training manuals-will be delivered later to a corporate client. ...

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James Mroczek Title: President and CEO, Arc of Monroe County Inc. Age: 59 Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, St. John Fisher College, 1964; master of social work, SUNY College at Buffalo, 1968 Family: Wife, Karol; four children, Karen, 31, ...

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Gregory Smith: Lifelong promoter pushes growth at agency

A few years ago, when boxing promoter Don King needed to push his D-Day Dynamite match in Las Vegas, he turned to Gregory Smith for help. Smith managed to get 6,000 Marines in uniform to march through the city to ...

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Gregory Smith Title: President and chief operating officer, Jay Advertising Inc. Age: 50 Home: Webster Education: B.A. in business and communications, St. John Fisher College, 1973 Family: Wife, Shari; daughters, Sydney, 7, and Emma, 4 Interests: Golf, baseball, music, politics, ...

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Frank Romano: Single-mindedness drives expert’s renown

Frank Romano has no hobbies. He announces this proudly. “I am only interested in printing,” Romano says after a slight pause. He pauses for another beat. “Wait,” he adds with perfect comic timing. “I do have a hobby. I collect ...

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Frank Romano Title: Administrative chair of Roch-ester Institute of Technology’s School of Printing Management and Sciences; RIT’s Roger K. Fawcett distinguished professor of graphic arts Age: 61 Education: B.A. in English, City University of New York, New York City, 1966 ...

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Frank Romano Title: Administrative chair of Roch-ester Institute of Technology’s School of Printing Management and Sciences; RIT’s Roger K. Fawcett distinguished professor of graphic arts Age: 61 Education: B.A. in English, City University of New York, New York City, 1966 ...

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John Nichols: Building is developer’s lifelong interest

After working a few years in the field of humanistic psychology, John Nichols came back to his first love: building things. Nichols is managing partner of the Nichols Team Inc., a family design-build firm with offices here and in South ...

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John Nichols Title: Managing partner, the Nichols Team Inc. Age: 49 Education: B.S. in humanistic psychology, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1975 Family: Wife, Lisa; sons, Will, 17, Ben, 15, and Quin, 13 Organizations: Board of Mary Cariola Children’s Center, ...

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