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5:45pm EDT August 30, 2006
Place of birth: Long Island, N.Y.

Utica College, bachelor of science degree, construction management; Advanced Management Programs at Templeton School of Business at Oxford, Wharton and Harvard

First job:
A bayman (clam digger) on Long Island

Whom do you admire most in business and why?
Larry Bossidy. He gets things done. His book, co-authored with Ram Charan, “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done,” is a must-read business book.

What is the most important business lesson you’ve learned?
Management of expectations is essential and builds trust.

What has been your toughest business challenge?
Spending enough time learning and teaching

Describe your leadership style:
I care about our people, our employees, our customers, our vendors and of course the business. I work hard and try to work as smart as possible. I lead by example.