The shareholders of CGF Anesthesiology Associates elected Dr. Christopher Heard and Dr. Robert Ramsdell president and vice president, respectively. Heard is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine. He has been a practicing anesthesiologist since 1996 and is a clinical professor of anesthesiology with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Ramsdell is a graduate of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He has been a practicing anesthesiologist since 2007 and is a clinical instructor of anesthesiology with the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is currently pursuing his MBA at Canisius College.


Biel’s Document Management, based in West Seneca, named Rick Jones area manager. Jones has more than 30 years of experience within the technology industry, 15 specifically in document management. He holds an associate degree from Erie Community College and has been a Certified Document Imaging Architect since 2001.


Buffalo marketing communications agency Travers Collins named Karlie Beil traffic coordinator. A UB graduate, Beil previously held a similar position with the Martin Group.


Mercy Hospital Foundation named Brian Lawson to its board of trustees. Lawson is with Rural/Metro Medical Services.

Company Connections

Life Technologies Corp., Grand Island, was awarded a $71,944 federal contract for ViiA 7 real-time polymerase chain reaction systems from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Amherst, Mass.


Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $38,037 federal contract for the repair of mechanical transmissions from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.


The Family Medicine Residency Program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was granted a five-year accreditation to the American Osteopathic Association. The approval was granted following an inspection that included an onsite visit and a review of the program’s curriculum, policies and procedures.


Clarence-based manufacturer Dynabrade will donate $13,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, following a three-month fundraising campaign. The company pledged to donate $10 to the foundation for every pink random orbital sander it sold, plus $1 for every pink sanding pad sold. The company raised $12,813 and rounded up the figure to $13,000. It received orders from across North America, along with one from Indonesia. The foundation is placing a pink Dynorbital Spirit tool and pad on permanent display in its Texas headquarters.


Title: Energy delivery system for a gas transport vessel containing low vapor pressure gas.

No.: 8,447,175

Inventors: Timm, Martin Lee (Getzville); Bergman Jr., Thomas John (Clarence Center); Germond, Justin Cole (Amherst); Pace, Keith Randall (East Amherst); Burgers, Kenneth Leroy (East Amherst); Johnson, Michael Clinton (Grand Island)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: May 21, 2013