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Hires/Promotions/Honors

AAA Western and Central New York promoted Peter Moraca to manager, emergency roadside service external operations. Moraca, with the organization for 17 years, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo. Also, the organization promoted Mark Mika to assistant manager, ERS external operations. Mika attended Alfred State College and holds a three-year certificate from the School of Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University.

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Everywoman Opportunity Center will present its Award of Excellence on Thursday in Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. The awardees are: Angela Jordan Mosely, executive director, Vive Inc.; Jill LaMantia, program manager, VA Women Veterans Program; and Crystal J. Rodriguez, executive director, City of Buffalo Commission on Citizens Rights. Also, Taija Cochran will receive the Elizabeth B. Hopkins Alumna Award, and Verizon will receive the Partner in Self-Sufficiency Award.

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Cleveland BioLabs appointed Dr. Jean Viallet chief development officer; Gillian Miller senior director of regulatory affairs; and Judith Schnyder director of clinical operations. Viallet established Viallet Oncology Consulting after serving as the chief medical officer of Precision Therapeutics. Miller worked as a consultant with SciLucent, providing regulatory, product development and project management services for small and large companies. Schnyder consulted on Phase I–IV oncology trials through her own firm, JAS Clinical Consulting.

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Copier Fax Business Technologies appointed David Hopkins senior document solutions specialist. He will manage the company’s new Rochester office, in West Henrietta.

Company Connections

The Living With Diabetes program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded an American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program. The program was originally recognized in June 2006.

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AVOX Systems, Lancaster, was awarded a $53,430 federal contract for gaskets from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

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Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $39,883 federal contract for check valves from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Resource Center, Jamestown, was awarded a $32,964 federal contract for individual first-aid kits from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

Contributing

Denny’s restaurants in the Buffalo area are holding their third annual fundraising campaign with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in an effort to raise $80,000 for the fight against pediatric cancer through the sale of paper cookies.

Patents

Title: Directional sensing mechanism and communications authentication

No.: 8,427,320

Inventor: Davis, Michael (Amherst)

Assignee: Assa Abloy AB (Sweden)

Date issued: April 23, 2013

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Title: Wireless glass break detector

No.: D680,458

Inventors: Corso, Daniel Anthony (Macedon); Thornton, James Bruce (Webster); Reimer, Michael Earl (Batavia)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany)

Date issued: April 23, 2013