32 Graduate From UB Executive MBA Program

Release Date: June 13, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Thirty-two area business people have graduated from the Executive MBA (EMBA) program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The graduates completed a 22-month curriculum that provided in-depth training and hands-on experience in complex management skills. They are the second class to graduate from the program designed for experienced managers who have the potential to assume top management positions. In its fourth year, the UB EMBA is one of 110 programs nationwide and the only one in Western New York and in the State University of New York system.

Among the graduates were Lynne R. McFarland of Kenmore, director of development/major gifts for United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, and Elias G. Eldayrie of Kenmore, director of student finances and records at the University at Buffalo. The two were recipients of the program's United Way and UB President's Scholarships, respectively, which provide tuition grants to not-for-profit managers who desire to run their operations more efficiently.

Other graduates were Peg Novo Adams of Williamsville, controller, Leica Inc.; Washington Bennett, IV of Clarence, vice president, Bennett Electrical Contractors, Corp.; Brian P. Chapman of Tonawanda, director of operations, Hydro-Air Components, Inc.; Kevin J. Connor of Ransomville, director of materials management, Millard Fillmore Health System; Richard M. Ferranti of West Seneca, vice of president international marketing, Rich Products; Sharon Gugino of East Amherst, systems engineer, EDS, and K.K. Gupta of Hamburg, principal engineer, West Valley Nuclear Services.

Also, Joseph S. Janowski, Jr. of Buffalo, banking officer, Lockport Savings Bank; Mark A. Jauquet of Tonawanda, programmer analyst, Health Care Plan; Sriram Kulkarni of Amherst, technical sales manager, CSK Technical Inc.; Richard B. Kuntzman of Lockport, district sales manager, Buckhorn, Inc.; Christopher J. Lanski of Dunkirk, new business manager, Excelco Developments Inc., and Lisa A. Mancuso-Horn of Lancaster, dealer operations manager, Ford Motor Company.

Also, Maureen A. March of East Amherst, product marketing manger, IIMAK; Joseph E. McCorry of Wyoming, international sales manager, Markin Tubing; Paul D. Micherdzinski of Orchard Park, manufacturing manager, Qjet Systems, Inc.; Douglas Oaks of East Amherst, director sales, Fisher-Price; Christopher D. Owens of Williamsville, collateral examiner, Dopkins & Co.; Joel H. Paull, D.D.S., M.D., of Eggertsville; Vince Rallo of Amherst, electronics buyer, Rosa's Superstores; Sallie P. Reed, CPA, of Lockport, director of administration, Reid Petroleum Corp., and John Riley of Batavia, owner, Irish Mist Farms.

In addition, Reginald D. Sanders of Buffalo, district manager, Chrysler Corporation; Robin E. Secord of Amherst, director of admissions and marketing, National Health Care Affiliates, Inc.; Joyce M. Seneca of Cattaraugus, program manager, Wilson Greatbatch, Ltd.; Michael R. Stella of East Amherst, franchise manager, Pepsi-Cola Company; Margaret M. Suto of East Aurora, land services manager, National Fuel; Laura A. Wilson of Buffalo, academic administrator, UB Department of Neurosurgery; David J. Zablotny of Clarence, vice president of project management, Marine Midland Bank, and Jing Zheng of Williamsville, research engineer, Allied Signal, Inc.

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