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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Lake Shore Savings Bank appointed Kevin O’Donnell assistant manager of its newest Erie County branch, located at 4950 Main St. in Snyder. O’Donnell began his career with the bank in 2008 as head teller at the Kenmore branch on Delaware Avenue.

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The Seneca Gaming Corp. board of directors elected Kevin W. Seneca chairman. Seneca formerly served as chairman in 2010–11. Other officers: Vice chairman, David Kimelberg; treasurer, Bradley John; and secretary, Ina K. Locke. Members: Kimberlee Dunlop, Patrick Gendrue II, Sandra Hill, Klint Nephew and Richard K. Nephew.

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BryLin Hospital named Roger Woodworth, president and chief executive officer of Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY, to its Community Advisory Board.

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Phillips Lytle attorney Randolph V. Clower recently served as an executive summary reviewer for High Tech Rochester’s Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest, for which Phillips Lytle is a sponsor.

Company Connections

Independent Health will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 22nd annual American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure cycling event June 8, with Dr. Michael W. Cropp, president and CEO, as honorary chairman. More than 1,000 riders are expected to participate in this year’s event, which has a fundraising goal of $394,000. It starts and finishes at Niagara County Community College.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $364,229 federal contract for vehicular brake, steering, axle, wheel and track components from the U.S. Army’s Defense Logistics Agency Detachment, Warren, Mich.

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Roberts Shackleton & Boy, Cheektowaga, was awarded a $149,994 federal contract for psychiatric ward safety improvements from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Buffalo.

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Resource Center, Jamestown, was awarded a $58,102 federal contract for individual first-aid kits for the U.S. Marine Corps from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

Patents

Title: Integrated process to co-produce trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene and trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene No.: 8,426,656

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca); Johnson, Robert (Lancaster); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: April 23, 2013

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Title: Azeotrope-like composition of 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane (HCFC-244bb) and hydrogen fluoride (HF)

No.: 8,426,658

Inventors: Pham, Hang T. (Amherst); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: April 23, 2013