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Gary Passero Title: CEO and president, Passero Associates P.C. Age: 60 Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Iowa State University, 1966 Residence: Webster Family: Wife, Frances. Sons Mark, 33; Christopher, 32; Gary, 30; three daughters-in-law and three grandchildren Hobbies: Volunteering ...

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Steven Sauer: Having fun is a key to this CEO’s methods

Steven Sauer looks slightly disappointed as he shows a visitor around Business Methods Inc. “Where is everybody? Usually there are more people around,” he frets. Business Methods’ CEO had been hoping to show the firm’s more typical presentation: a virtual ...

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Steven Sauer Title: CEO, Business Methods Inc. Age: 35 Education: B.S. in finance, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1989; MBA in international business, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1995 Family: Wife, Stephanie; daughter, Elizabeth, 5; son, Brett, 3 Residence: Pittsford Interests: Family, ...

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Michael Mandina: Operating a business at the speed of light

Michael Mandina has an eye for optics innovation. The president of Optimax Systems Inc. made his firm one of the first to adopt a breakthrough technology for lens grinding and polishing. And he is constantly looking for new ways to ...

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Michael Mandina Title: President, Optimax Systems Inc. Age: 48 Home: Penfield Education: Associate’s degree in optics technology, Monroe Community College, 1975; B.S. in applied physics, SUNY Empire State College, 1984 Family: Wife, Patricia; sons, Paul, 24, and Jonathan, 20; daughter, ...

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Steve Gleason: Steering the region’s transportation future

As head of a transportation organization that works with local leaders, Steve Gleason sometimes finds himself in a field littered with political landmines. The executive director of the nine-county Genesee Transportation Council-one of the largest metropolitan planning organizations in the ...

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Steve Gleason Title: Executive director, Genesee Transportation Council Age: 44 Education: Bachelor’s degree in economics, Syracuse University, 1979; master’s degree in public administration, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1982 Residence: Penfield Family: Single Hobbies: Cycling and ...

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Jerome DeLuccio Title: President and CEO, CPI Business Groups Inc. Age: 49 Education: B.S. in industrial engineering, Columbia University, New York City, 1974; completed coursework for an M.S. in industrial engineering, Columbia University Family: Wife, Ann Marie Quote: “With the ...

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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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