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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Buffalo Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals elected Robert D. Case president. Other officers; President elect: Lawrence Kavanaugh Jr.; secretary-treasurer, Phillip F. Gallson and immediate past president, Jon Pellish. Directors: Mark Johnson, David Mangano, Philip Russell, David Stromecki, and James Tyrpak.

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Damon Morey partner William F. Savino presented at ALFA International’s Eastern Great Lakes Regional Conference, “Managing Critical Legal Issues & Decisions” this month at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel in Pittsburgh.

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The board of trustees at Hilbert College named James Domres, senior vice president/chief operating officer at DIGITSLLC; John Fago, senior director for Channel Marketing and Account Management at Ingram Micro North America; Frederick Giese, general manager, Noco Distribution, a division of Noco Energy Corp. and Jason Luna, attorney and founder of Jason C. Luna, PLC, have been named to three-year terms.

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The Financial Planning Counselors of Western New York elected David J. Luzon secretary. Luzon is a partner with Phillips Lytle.

Company Connections

Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $100,000 federal contract for the repair of rotary compressors and a $116,923 federal contract for the repair of cartridges from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $77,605 federal contract for hydraulic servovalves from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio,

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MVP Network Consulting, Buffalo, was awarded a $19,622 federal contract for laptops from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Keyport, Wash.

Contributing

The First Niagara Foundation donated $1,000 to the Community Missions of Niagara Frontier and its Community Soup Kitchen. Community Missions offers referral, crisis, community support and residential services for young people and adults in addition to providing food for local families in need. The Community Soup Kitchen served 29,646 meals last year.

Patents

Title: Negative/positive pressure, thermal energy therapy device

No.: 8,460,355

Inventors: Cazzini, Karl H. (Orchard Park); Stewart, Thomas P. (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Stryker Corp. (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Date issued: June 11

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Title: Pre-ligand assembly domain of the IL-17 receptor

No.: 8,460,647

Inventors: Gaffen, Sarah L. (Amherst); Shen, Fang (Amherst); Hanel, Walter (Stony Brook); Kramer, Jill (Glen Oaks, Mass.); Malone, James P. (Buffalo); Wittekind, Michael (Bainbridge Island, Wash.); Paxton, Raymond (Bellevue, Wash.)

Assignee: Amgen Inc. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.); Research Foundation of the University at Buffalo (Amherst)

Date issued: June 11