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Gary Foster Title: President, Foster Group LLC Age: 59 Home: Pittsford Education: Associate’s degree in mechanical engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1964 Family: Wife, Linda; son Gary, 19; daughters Julie Lombart, 36, Lori Peterson, 33, and Wendy Foster, 29 Interests: ...

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Kenneth Bell Title: Regional president, HSBC USA Inc. Age: 54 Home: Clarence, near Buffalo; plans move to Pittsford Education: B.S. degree in public accounting, Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, N.Y., 1975 Family: Wife, Anne; sons Justin, 25, David, 22; ...

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Kenneth Bell:
A bank leader cashes in on his people skills

Military-inspired discipline meshed with a positive attitude-honed by facing industry consolidation and deregulation-have shaped the leadership style of the new leader of the area’s largest bank, HSBC USA Inc. Kenneth Bell, regional president of the bank, views a Vietnam War-era ...

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Roger Chaufournier Title: President and CEO, Patient Infosystems Inc. Age: 42 Education: B.S. in physiology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1979; M.S. in hospital administration, George Washington University, 1983; completed all but thesis toward doctorate in hospital administration, George Washington ...

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Roger Chaufournier:
Giving high-tech health care a human touch

While some might see him as a turnaround artist facing a rough ride at the helm of a young company that spewed $7.6 million in red ink last year, Roger Chaufournier sees himself in the catbird seat. Named president and ...

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Armand Schaubroeck Title: Co-owner, House of Guitars Inc. Age: 56 Home: Irondequoit Education: Graduate, West Irondequoit High School, 1961; art classes at Rochester Institute of Technology Family: Wife, Linda; sons Phil, 29, Armand Charles, 21, and Aric, 14; daughter, Amy, ...

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Armand Schaubroek:
Antics mask a retailers great,great success

At first glance, Armand Schau-broeck’s musical empire appears to be a rummage sale hosted in a labyrinth. Guitars inside the front door of the former Grange Hall overflow their display cases. The cases-although tagged with signs requesting customers to seek ...

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John Kavazanjian:
Driving the charge to secure Ultralife’s future

After years working in the high-tech world of computer hardware and software, John Kavazanjian is glad to return to his roots-running a manufacturing company. Following five years at Xerox Corp., most recently serving as vice president of Xerox Software Solutions ...

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John Kavazanjian Title: President and CEO, Ultralife Batteries Inc. Age: 49 Home: Victor Education: B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., in 1972; postgraduate work at Sloan School of Management at MIT Family: daughters ...

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Edward Kay Jr.:
What counts at the area’s No.1 CPA firm

Accounting is much more than four office walls and lots of number crunching, Edward Kay Jr. says. “What I like now is what I liked on day one-the people,” says the 44-year-old from his 11th-story office with a spectacular view ...

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Edward Kay Jr. Title: Office managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Age: 44 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S. degree in accounting, Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1978; MBA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1979 Family: Wife, Kim; sons Edward III, 14; Andrew, 11; Timothy, 8; ...

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Kevin Hill Title: President and chief operating officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Rochester Area; executive vice president, Excellus Inc. Age: 41 Education: B.S. degree in business administration, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1981; MBA, SUNY at Buffalo, 1987 Family: ...

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Kevin Hill:
Achieving balance on health care’s tightrope

Depending on whom you ask, Kevin Hill heads either a benevolent giant or the 800-pound gorilla of Rochester’s health care system. Named president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of the Rochester Area last month, Hill is leader of the most ...

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Paul Hudson Title: CEO, Roberts Communications Inc. Home: Canandaigua Education: B. A. in English and economics, SUNY College at Geneseo, 1972 Family: Wife, Patricia; daughters, Kristin, 31, Meredith, 29, Sarah, 28, and Megan, 25; six grandchildren. Interests: Golf, reading, boating, ...

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Paul Hudson:
Providing ballast in a turbulent industry

The word commitment goes hand in hand with Paul Hudson. In an industry marked by rapid changes, he has worked at Roberts Communications Inc., the area’s largest independent advertising agency, for 25 years. “I stayed in one place. I am ...

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