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for Business North Carolina Vol. 18 Issue 6, June 1998
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Mark Yusko is the new chief investment officer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will oversee the university's $650 million in endowment and foundation money. He held a similar position at Notre Dame.
Isaac Horton is president and CEO of Remote Source Lighting International, Inc., based in the Research Triangle Park. His patented Light Pump enables fiber optics, instead of the traditional light bulb, to provide illumination.
Barry Poss is owner and president of Sugar Hill Records, Inc. in Durham. The company records such folk and country artists as Doc Watson. Since 1983, Sugar Hill recordings have earned eight Grammy Awards.
Start-up airlines are a gamble. Of forty-three jet airlines begun between 1978 and 1992, only two remain. Tiny Greensboro-based Eastwind Airlines, Inc., which started in 1995 with two planes, hopes to be the exception.
Sculptor Robert Burkhart founded Imaginative Initiatives in 1996 in Summerfield. He created twenty works of people in various poses. These he sells to people or companies for $100 to $2,000. The company averages about ten sales a week.
Raleigh-based Orion International Consulting Group, Inc. specializes in job placement of military officers and enlisted personnel. Since 1991, the company has found jobs for over 3,000 persons in corporations, including Kraft and GE.