Monday, May 20, 2013

Kaye Stone-Gansz, Stone Goose Enterprises: NYS SBDC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

Graduate of Monroe Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College, Kaye holds an A.S. degree in Computer Science, a B.S. degree in Computational Mathematics and an M.B.A. In 2011 Kaye retired from a 25-year career at Xerox Corporation where she spent several years as a senior executive in their North American Service organization.

In late 2011, she and her husband Ross formed Stone Goose Enterprises, Inc. and in February 2012, Stone Goose Enterprise, Inc. purchased Smith’s Gravel Pit in Sodus, New York. Kaye is currently the President / CEO of Stone Goose Enterprises, Inc. and President / Owner of Smith’s Gravel Pit. In her roles she runs the day-to-day operations of Smith’s Gravel Pit, an aggregate mining facility; which also provides trucking and excavation services and works strategic development / business expansion for Stone Goose Enterprises, Inc.

Kaye was one of the Rochester Business Journal 40 under Forty recipients in 2004 and in 2006 she was inducted into the Monroe Community College Hall of Fame. Kaye served as the March of Dimes Board Chair for the Genesee Valley Finger Lakes Region from 2004–2011. Currently Kaye resides on the Board of Directors for both the Wayne County Business Council and the Professional Women of Wayne County.

Married to Ross Gansz, General Manager for CGS Fabrication, a division of Calvary Automation in Webster, New York; they have a daughter Jacquelyn and son Jon Ross. They currently reside in Newark, New York.

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