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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, MassMutual, the Buffalo Agency, named Michael Marlor, Nicholle Wilcox, Charles Cerone Jr., Bennett Kell II, Wesley Scott Moore and Michael Constantino career agents.
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Phillips Lytle attorneys Timothy W. Hoover and Craig R. Bucki recently participated in a Continuing Legal Education seminar titled, “Section 1983 Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation Training,” sponsored by the Bar Association of Erie County, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York and Counsel Press.
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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center appointed Shawn P. Daly to serve on its finance committee. Daly, dean of the College of Business Administration at Niagara University, is a former dean of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

Company Connections

SKM Group, which represents the ICOM ad agency network in Western New York, is now a member of the advertising and marketing communications network, called ICOM+IN., as two leading global independent networks join forces to form a stronger international resource for clients, ICOM, based in Rollinsville, Colo., and IN, coordinated from Paris. ICOM+IN will have more than 100 agencies.
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Valmark Associates was selected by the Cardiology Group of Western New York to provide strategic marketing consultation, media planning and placement, creative services, print production and direct marketing services. The agency will also rebuild the firm’s website.
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SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $811,579 federal contract for cylindrical roller bearings and a $449,638 for annular ball bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.
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Erie Engineered Products, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $1.16 million federal contract for shipping and storage containers from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Patents

Title: Percolation efficiency of the conductivity of electrically conductive adhesives
No.: 8,231,808
Inventors: Xu, Bing (Amherst); Yang, Cheng (Hong Kong, China); Yuen, Matthew Ming Fai (Hong Kong, China);
Assignee: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China)
Date issued: July 31, 2012
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Title: Directional sensing mechanism and communications authentication
No.: 8,232,879
Inventors: Davis, Michael (Amherst)
Date issued: July 31, 2012