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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel named Lauren A. Fish an associate with the firm. She graduated from Canisius College and earned her MBA and JD from the University at Buffalo.

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Alliance Advisory Group named Ryan McNulty a financial representative. McNulty was with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Aspen, Colo., as well as the Chautauqua Institution. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst College and his MBA from Canisius College.

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The International Institute of Buffalo elected Ross Comaratta chairman of its board of directors. Comaratta is vice president of commercial banking at M&T Bank Corp. Other officers: vice chairmen, Lawrence Christ, chief operating officer, Litelab Corp., and Patricia Sandison, associate attorney, Hodgson Russ; treasurer, Coral R. Snodgrass, professor, Canisius College; and secretary, Mary Keefe. Directors: James Barnett, vice president and branch manager, First Niagara; Phillip Rimmler, attorney, Paul William Beltz; Mark Dines, president and COO of Roberts-Gordon; Jane Armbruster, associate vice president for development, SUNY Buffalo State; Thomas Beauford Jr., first vice president, HSBC Bank USA; Alison Keane; and Richard Wright, retired teacher. Also, honorary director, Dr. Riyaz Hassanali, director of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center.

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The Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce named Patrick Young chairman and Kristine Buchband co-chairwoman of its 22nd annual golf outing. Young is vice president for business development with Zenger Group. Buchband is associate vice president/financial adviser with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. The event, featuring a scramble format, will be held June 3 at Orchard Park Country Club.

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Benefit Concepts Vice President Nathan Way recently completed the Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College, a college in Bryn Mawr, Pa., that specializes in financial education for securities, banking and insurance professionals.

Company Connections

Robert-James Sales, a Buffalo-based distributor of stainless steel pipe, valves and fittings, opened a new branch and full stocking warehouse recently in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company also maintains branches in Chicago; Cleveland; Cranbury, N.J.; Indianapolis; Minneapolis; Raleigh/Durham, N.C.; and Tavernier, Fla.

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Northcrest Business Park, Buffalo, was awarded a $1,184,400 federal contract for the lease of 4,200 rentable square feet of office space in Chautauqua County from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.

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SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $58,284 federal contract for cylindrical roller bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

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Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $54,400 federal contract for valve heads from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Kistler Instrument Corp., Amherst, was awarded a $49,594 federal contract for triaxial micro-electromechanical direct current accelerometers from the U.S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Patents

Title: Automotive heat exchanger assemblies having internal fins and methods of making the same

No.: 8,387,686

Inventors: Lamancuso, Sam J. (Jamestown); Smith, Paul R. (Sinclairville); Irish, Kellie M. (Stockton); Freestone, Kevin L. (Warren); Johnson, David S. (Kennedy); Lynch, Terrence P. (Frewsburg)

Date issued: March 5, 2013