Cenergy, an advertising and brand activation agency in East Aurora, appointed Lauren Mabardy event services manager and Craig Rice director of experiential marketing. Also, the agency named Jenna Milne interactive coordinator and Meagan Walker a junior copywriter. In addition, the agency named Allison Sirica and Ryan Bemis account coordinators.


The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee appointed Harry F. Mooney of Hurwitz and Fine, vice chairman for 2012-13.


Peter K. O’Connell, owner of audio’connell Voice over Talent and International Voice Talents, was recently featured in a nationwide TV commercial campaign in India for Bacardi; a narrator of Deloitte Canada’s new media presentations; and an interactive trade show presentation for Pitney Bowes Software Solutions.

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The Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Buffalo recently installed a Roots Aeration Control System from GE that is projected to save the city more than $350,000 a year in energy costs. The new system has significantly improved the stability of the plant’s aeration process and also is capable of handling fluctuations in loading.


Simco Supply, Amherst, was awarded an $81,961 federal contract for carbon dioxide gas detector tubes from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.


Advanced Educational Products, Buffalo, was awarded a $61,191 federal contract for leadership development manuals from the U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.


SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $59,080 federal contract for stack ball bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.


Title: Blower motor flange diverter

No.: 8,292,572

Inventors: Lemmon, Ronald A. (Amherst); Phlegm, Herman K. (Oak Park, Mich.); Valencia Jr., Pablo (Northville, Mich.); Dorrough, John G. (Oak Park, Mich.); Wilson, Terrence P. (El Paso, Texas)

Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, Mich.)

Date issued: Oct. 23, 2012