The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women inducted Kathryn A. Jackson president for the 2013-14 chapter year. Jackson is president of Kathryn A. Jackson Attorney at Law. Other officers: president-elect, Fran Vaughan, president, FMV Tax Professionals; secretary, Nancy Rizzo, life and wellness coach, Smart & Simple Wellness; and treasurer, Jill Schaefer, principal Lumsden & McCormick. Board members: Ruthann Szychowski, finance; Sue Mager, public policy; Amy Jo Lauber, communications; and Ramona Gallagher, membership.


The Daemen College board of trustees recently elected Dale B. Demyanick chairman. Demyanick is a partner with the accounting firm of Lumsden & McCormick. Other officers: vice chairman, Thomas P. Stewart, president and CEO, Coolture; secretary/treasurer, Richard J. Day, partner, Hiscock and Barclay. Executive Committee members: Catherine M. LePage-Campbell, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York; Robert M. Chur, ElderWood Senior Care; Connie Vari, Kaleida Health; and ex officio, Gary A. Olson, president, Daemen.


Cattaraugus County Bank promoted Lynn Stefanik to retail loan specialist, working primarily in the main office in Little Valley. Stefanik previously worked at the bank’s South Dayton location as a teller and a new- account representative.

Company Connections

Briody Health Care Facility, a family-owned and -operated nursing facility in Lockport, was named one of five facilities in the United States and Canada to receive a 2013 Embracing Quality Award from Providigm, a national leader in long-term care quality assurance.


Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $98,071 federal contract for emergency valve actuators from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.


Strock Enterprises, Cheektowaga, was awarded a $5,875 federal contract for signs from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo.


Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $301,092 federal contract for torque tubes from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va.


Title: Method and apparatus for simultaneous gas supply from bulk specialty gas supply systems

No.: 8,468,840

Inventors: Burgers, Kenneth Leroy (East Amherst); Chesters, Stephen (Allen, Texas); Germond, Justin Cole (Amherst); Pryor, Edward (San Antonio); Erb, Jack W. (Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas); Pace, Keith Randall (East Amherst); Meredith, Brian Michael (North Tonawanda)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: June 25, 2013


Title: Copper alloys and heat exchanger tubes

No.: 8,470,100

Inventors: Finney, M. Parker (Lockport); Ignberg, Larz (Vasteras, Sweden); Kamf, Claes Anders (East Amherst); Goebel, Timothy L. (Woodburn, Ky.); Gong, Ying (Collierville, Tenn.); Rottmann, Edward G. (Bowling Green, Ky.)

Assignee: Luvata Espoo Oy (Espoo, Finland)

Date issued: June 25, 2013