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O’Connell’s top executive looks to the future

Since joining O’Connell Electric Co. Inc. 40 years ago-three years after Chairman Walter Parkes bought the firm-CEO Victor Salerno has seen annual revenue climb from less than $2 million to more than $100 million in fiscal 2011.   Over those ...

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Healthy Winners

Organizations in the Rochester area are getting creative about promoting wellness, going beyond simply helping employees shed a few pounds or quit smoking.   From organizing office Olympics and growing fresh produce to boosting civic involvement and morale, employers are ...

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2011 Financial Executive of the Year finalists

Small Non-Profit Bonny Claxton Rochester Presbyterian Home Inc. Late in 2007, as Rochester Presbyterian Home Inc. chief financial officer Bonny Claxton was baking cookies for the residents, she was summoned by an attorney representing the agency as it pursued civic ...

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By the numbers

Total project cost: $60 million Months to construct: 22 Occupants: 470 scientists, clinicians and support staff members Occupants at total occupancy: 640 Cubic yards of concrete for building floors and foundation: 5,825 Bricks on the exterior skin of the building: ...

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Hastening impact of research on community

Researchers and administrators at the University of Rochester’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute have one goal: that preventive interventions, diagnostic procedures and treatments get to patients and communities faster. "We hope the research done there will have an impact on ...

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Saunders building to bring benefits to region

When the University of Rochester was awarded $40 million from the National Institutes of Health to promote clinical and translational science-and $50 million more from New York-the money did more than fund the 200,000-square-foot Saunders Research Building. It also helped ...

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NIH grants aim to reshape medical research

When established in 2007 with a $40 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute was meant to be the vanguard of a substantial reshaping of the U.S. medical ...

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New research building designed for interaction

The new Saunders Research Building at the University of Rochester Medical Center opens today. The first of 600 scientists, statisticians, research administrators and support staff members begin moving into the facility next week. The final touches for the $60 million ...

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Engineer of the Year Finalist: Daniel Wood, Gleason Works

Daniel Wood has played an integral part in the last five products released by Gleason Corp.’s Rochester plant.   A senior mechanical design engineer, Wood has led development of these five products from machine concept to final details in assembly. ...

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Engineer of the Year Award finalist: Michael Walker, Gleason Works

Michael Walker’s work at Gleason Corp. was the impetus for a new manufacturing facility in China.   In 2008, Walker was the mechanical engineer responsible for the newest hobbing machine Gleason had developed. Recognizing an opportunity to make and sell ...

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Engineer of the Year Award finalist: Adam Cummings, MRB Group Engineering

  In less than a decade, Adam Cummings has worked on hundreds of engineering projects of varying size and detail. Many involved water.   A civil engineer with MRB Group Engineering, Architecture & Surveying P.C., Cummings was drawn to engineering ...

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Engineer of the Year Award finalist: Brian Thompson, UR

When Brian Thompson was a teenager in northern England, he considered becoming a high school physics teacher. But fulfilling his national service commitment as an electrical engineering technician for anti-aircraft systems in 1950 quickly rewired his ambitions.   “So I ...

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Engineer of the Year Award finalist: Gary Passero, Passero Associates

Over the last four decades, Gary Passero has built an engineering firm with four offices and $12.6 million in revenues. “I’ve been immensely blessed over the years to be part of the rewarding, honorable business that we do at Passero ...

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Engineer of the Year Award finalist: Serge Lossa, City of Rochester

Serge Lossa was just 8 years old the first time he disassembled a bicycle to examine its parts. Tinkering with the chain and gears at his home in Provence, France, sparked his interest in building go-carts, motorcycles and cars as ...

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Engineer of the Year Award

The Rochester Engineering Society will honor leadership and excellence in local engineering this month. It has selected the finalists for its annual Engineer of the Year Award and Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year Award.   The awards are ...

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