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Hires/Promotions/Honors

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

Patents

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

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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