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7:00pm EDT January 31, 2007

Birthplace: Pittsburgh

Education: Carnegie Mellon University, chemical engineering

First job: Process design engineer, PPG Inc.

Favorite business books: “Good to Great,” by Jim Collins. Anything I can get my hands on that deals with leadership

Whom do you admire most in business and why?

I admire characteristics in different individuals. I try to find the characteristics and the things that they do that inspire people.

How would you describe your management style?

I try to be honest with individuals to maintain their trust, whether it’s a shareholder, a co-worker and board member, or my children.