and Western New York business organizations, in their various
annual award programs, continue to acknowledge the excellence
of RIT alumni.
1999, People's Pottery, owned by Jim Froehler '79 and his wife,
Carla Froehler, was named Rochester's top privately held business
by the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce. Several other
companies owned by RIT alumni were included in that Top 100 list,
including Light Fabrications, owned by Jim Cucinelli '68; Tex-Port
Technology Group, owned by Philip Ferranti Jr. '78; and Printing
Methods, Inc., owned by Olanrewaju Olotu '84.
Rochester Business Journal's 40 Under Forty 1999 list--local citizens
who have achieved a high level of success at a young age--includes
Laurie Maffett '87, director for regulatory and operator services,
Frontier Communications; Michael McAlpin '84, executive vice president,
McAlpin Industries; Sheri Scavone-Calieri '84, vice president
and chief operations officer, Western New York Physical and Occupational
Therapy Group; Jacqueline Schertz '97, counselor, RIT's Substance
and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf; Henry Webber '96,
controller and chief financial officer, Applied Image Group; and
Thomas Wolf '63, partner, Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co.
1998, The Central New York Business Journal named Patrick Benz
'84, owner of Hardy Construction in Syracuse, as one of its 40
Under Forty for that year. Also that year, Rochester Business
Journal named to their 40 Under Forty list Julie Wegman '83, vice
president and director of financial markets, Harte-Hanks Inc.,
and Cheryl Magin '84, vice president and sales and service manager
upstate region, Chase Manhattan Bank.
40 Under Forty 1997 list for Business First, a Buffalo area paper,
included Timothy Moag '80, director and shareholder, Battaglia,
Andrews and Moag P.C., and Howard Zubin '80, executive vice president
and partner, Northeastern Appraisal Associates Residential Inc.
Rochester Business Journal's 40 Under Forty 1997 winners included
James Gould '85, Clover Capital Management; Donald Johnson '84,
Town and Country Travel; Kathryn McGuire '97, ViaHealth's Independent
Living for Seniors, Inc.; Joseph Measer '92, Genencor International,
Inc.; and Steven Sauer '95, Business Methods, Inc.