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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, named David A. DeWeaver and David P. Marcoux architectural technicians. DeWeaver, previously of M+W Group of Watervliet, is a University at Buffalo graduate. Marcoux, previously with Sandberg Kessler Architecture & Engineering of Jamestown, is also a UB graduate.
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Building Controls and Services appointed Phil Shields an account executive. Shields will be primarily responsible for developing and expanding the company’s smart buildings business in Western and Central New York.
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Dan Vecchio Jr., president of Sheridan Benefits, a health and employee benefit agency, and Marc Rosenthal, financial services professional from ROI Financial Group, recently presented a seminar at Transit Valley Country Club on “How Heath Care Reform Will Impact Your Medical Practice.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Raghu Ram, chief medical officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
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Kate Sellers, assistant vice president and counsel of Charles J. Sellers & Co., earned the Chartered Life Underwriter designation from the American College.

Company Connections

Copier Fax Business Technologies was one of 10 firms in America to be named an “Elite Dealer of 2012” by This Week in Imaging magazine.
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The Phillips Lytle law firm was included in Chambers USA 2012: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for outstanding expertise in environmental law. This is the fourth consecutive year the firm’s environmental practice group has been cited for excellence.
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ACP Technologies, a hardware and software products company based in West Seneca, was named to the Ingram Micro SMB 500. The inaugural list celebrates the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners focused on small and midsize businesses. Ranked at No. 500, ACP Technologies increased its business with Ingram Micro by more than 53 percent between June 2009 and June 2012.

Patents

Title: Drag reducing apparatus for a vehicle
No.: 8,287,030
Inventors: Ryan, James C. (Lancaster); Ryan, Patrick E. (Auburn Township, Ohio); Ryan, J. Barry (Springfield, Va.); Ryan, William J. (Rye, Colo.); Pawlowski, Paul J. (Chagrin Falls, Ohio); Chaloupek, Kenneth (Medina, Ohio); Huggins, Peter (Ashtabula, Ohio); Fenske, Steven (Medina, Ohio); Kassemi, Mohammad (Beachwood, Ohio)
Assignee: Aerodynamic Trailer Systems (Aurora, Ohio)
Date issued: Oct. 16, 2012
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Title: Apparatus and method for deploying an implantable device within the body
No.: 8,287,583
Inventors: LaDuca, Robert (Santa Cruz, Calif.); LaDuca, Paul (Buffalo)
Assignee: Taheri LaDuca (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Date issued: Oct. 16, 2012