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Frank Mack: Directing the business side of the show

On his desk sits a fake skull with a hatchet embedded in it-a prop from an earlier production. He claims his tenor voice is “about as bad as they get,” suspiciously modest given his past formidable singing roles in college ...

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John Calcagno Title: President of U.S. Operations, CooperVision Inc. Age: 42 Home: Fairport Education: B.S. in accounting, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, 1980 Family: Daughters, Sarah, 17, Ashley, 13; son, Jonathan, 14 Honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities ...

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John Calcagno: Providing a clear vision for his firm’s future

John Calcagno is a powerful mixture of traditional corporate values and innovative ideas, his colleagues say. As president of U.S. operations for CooperVision Inc., the adroit Calcagno spends many hours planning and implementing new business strategies and listening closely to ...

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Eric Evans Title: Managing partner, Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP Age: 51 Education: B.A., history, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971; J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, 1976 Family: Wife, Anne; children, Ryan, 22, Katherine, 21, Andrew, 17 Home: ...

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Eric Evans: Success following the tortoise, not the hare

Eric Evans takes his time answering-more than the question would seem to have merited. The query-did you always want to be a lawyer?-was thrown out as an icebreaker. While considering his response, Evans has a quizzical, yet somehow open and ...

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Mark and Jeffrey Siewert: Brothers work to make their firm a keeper

Jeffrey and Mark Siewert are looking to transform the business their father founded more than 50 years ago into the dominant pump and mixing equipment distributor in the state. Their company’s pumping systems have moved industrial quantities of materials, including ...

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Jeffrey Siewert Title: Chairman, Siewert Equipment Co. Inc. Age: 53 Home: Naples Education: B.S., industrial distribution, Clarkson University, Potsdam, 1969 Family: Wife, Nancy; sons Adam, 28, Brett, 26, Jason, 24 Interests: Golf, fly-fishing, duck hunting, boating Quote: “Treat employees as ...

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Mark Siewert Title: President, Siewert Equipment Co. Inc. Age: 51 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S., industrial distribution, Clarkson University, Potsdam, 1972 Family: Wife, Marcia; sons, Mark Daniel, 17, Christopher, 14 Interests: Golf, boating, tennis, running Quote: “We treat people like we’d ...

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Benton Kendig: Building a company on Rochester’s history

Benton Kendig dropped out of high school in the 1960s. But after learning the importance of an education while serving in the military, he became a kindergarten teacher. Kendig, 56, is a leading developer with properties in three states, and ...

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Donald Culeton: A business with a different balance sheet

The parking lot at Info Directions Inc. is virtually empty at night and on weekends. That might panic some CEOs, but Donald Culeton, 45-year-old president of the Victor-based company, wants it that way. “If you have an organization where people ...

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Christopher Pape: Charting a path through industry churn

The printing business is in a whirl of change, says Christopher Pape, who three years ago took over as president of Monroe Litho, a Wallace Co. And he seems to enjoy the whirl tremendously. “We’re doing okay,” Pape says. “Of ...

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Christopher Pape Title: President, Monroe Litho, a Wallace Co. Age: 53 Home: Fairport Education: B.S. in printing management, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1968 Family: Wife, Linda; daughters, Sharon Dundas, 31, Joann, 30, Nikki, 18; son, Brian, 15 Interests: Classic-car collection, ...

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Dean focuses on the business of educating

Thomas Hopkins can talk economics to peers, be an administrator and party with students-all at the same time. As dean of the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology, Hopkins interacts with students, faculty and staff on a daily ...

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Thomas Hopkins Title: Dean, College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology Age: 58 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in economics, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1985; M.A., 1965, M.Phil, 1967, and Ph.D, 1971, in economics, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Family: Wife; ...

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Samuel Villanti: Business is the ultimate Career for this CEO

Ultimate Technology Corp. president Samuel Villanti has spent his entire professional life becoming a sort of renaissance man in the business world. His degree is in marketing, but his first job after college was in process management at NCR Corp. ...

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