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William Jones Title: president and CEO, FM Technologies Age: 52 Education: Bachelor’s degree, the Syracuse University School of Architecture, 1971 Family: Wife, Christina; daughters, Darcy, 23, and Elizabeth, 20; son, Christopher, 14 Interests: Jogging, reading business books and articles, pottery ...

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Lauren Dixon Title: President, Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. Age: 45 Home: Canandaigua Education: Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1976 Family: Husband, Michael Schwabl; daughters, Courtney, 17, Madison, 6; sons, Jordan, 14, Connor, 10 Interests: Jet Skiing, ...

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Michael Schwabl Title: Vice president/creative director, Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. Age: 40 Home: Canandaigua Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations, SUNY at Buffalo, 1982 Family: Wife, Lauren Dixon; daughters, Courtney, 17, Madison, 6; sons, Jordan, 14, Connor, 10 ...

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Lauren Dixon and Michael Schwabl:
Former journalists write a success story

Lauren Dixon began Dixon Schwabl Advertising Inc. in her son’s bedroom, which was lined with duck wallpaper. Just 48 hours after its incorporation, the agency, then known as Lauren Dixon Advertising Inc., had grabbed three clients: Hoselton Enterprises, the Metro ...

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John Purcell:
Getting back into the act at a late stage

A few dozen owl figurines decorate the office of John Purcell, a wise bird credited with changing the face of telecommunications. Besides owning hundreds of owl collectibles and a slew of owlish art, Purcell heads the 96-employee Fiber Technologies LLC, ...

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John Purcell Title: President and CEO, Fiber Technologies LLC Age: 56 Education: B.S. in labor relations, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, 1965 Children: Wife, Kathy; sons, T.J., 34, Dan, 32, and Kevin, 24; daughter, Kara, 29; five grandchildren Leisure activities: Reading, traveling ...

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Sue Newhouse:
Leader thrives in the face of challenges

Sue Newhouse does not fail once she sets a goal. She may make a few mistakes along the way, but she delivers. Shortly after graduating from college in 1979, the 42-year-old Penfield resident decided she wanted to do two things ...

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Sue Newhouse Title: President, Axiom Corp. Age: 42 Education: B.S. degree in business, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1979 Children: Bryan, 21, and Nicole, 14 Community Activities: Served as company chairperson for the United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. at Tobin ...

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Sandra Parker:
Managing the area’s industrial connections

Sandra Parker is just getting started. “At a time when I see a lot of my contemporaries pulling back and taking early retirement, I feel like I’m just coming into my own,” says Parker, 54. “I work harder at this ...

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Sandra Parker Title: President, the Industrial Management Council Age: 54 Education: B.A. degree in psychology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1968 Children: Scott, 29 Golden retrievers: Two Professional/ Community Activities: Chair of the Rochester Rotary Club; serves on the boards ...

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Stephen Satterwhite:
A waterpark dream slides into reality

Eight years ago, Stephen Satterwhite scrapped a successful career as a television producer to spend more time with his children and give something back to his community. A chance meeting with a fellow traveler prompted Satterwhite to re-examine his priorities. ...

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Stephen Satterwhite Title: President, Paradise Waterparks Inc. Age: 48 Home: Victor Education: B.A. in speech and theater, Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio, 1973; attended M.A. communications program, Boston University, 1975 Family: Wife, Christine; son, Matthew, 15; daughter, Heather, 10 Interests: Swimming, ...

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Daniel Foster:
Creative processes stoke ad man’s career

When Daniel Foster furrows his brow in a meeting, his colleagues know there is a good idea close at hand. As president and chief operating officer of Buck & Pulleyn Inc., he oversees the overall operation of the advertising agency, ...

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Daniel Foster Title: President and chief operating officer, Buck & Pulleyn Inc. Age: 41 Home: Penfield Education: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Mich., 1982 Family: Wife, Karen; daughters Megan, 10, and Emily, 4 Interests: Golf, sports ...

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Gary Foster:
Driving growth in tooling and machining

Gary Foster loves to drive, whether it is around town in his silver 1998 Corvette coupe or steering his company, the Foster Group LLC. Six years ago, Foster, 59, created the Foster Group when he began acquiring local machining and ...

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