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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Western New York Urology Associates welcomed Dr. John Rutkowski to its medical practice. Rutkowski completed his clinical fellowship in urologic oncology at Cleveland Clinic in Florida after completing his residency and internship in urology at the University at Buffalo. He will see adult and pediatric patients primarily at the Niagara Professional Park, 3850 Saunders Settlement Road, Cambria.

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Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo founder and executive director Philip L. Haberstro was recently honored with the Excellence in Community Service Award for his community and national service by New York City-based Doctors for a Healthier Bronx.

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The Grand Island Lions Club elected Tom Witkowski president. Other officers are: first vice president, Brooks Rimes; second vice president, Donna LaVallee; third vice president, Tom Rusert; treasurer, Dick Crawford; corresponding secretary, Annette Boies-Lobl; recording secretary, Donna LaVallee; tail twister, Fred Ruocco; and lion tamer, Al Ackerman. Directors are: Dave Chervinsky, Norm Hahn, Shelia Ferrentino and Henry Lobl. Immediate past president is Anne Fahning. Also, the club honored Chervinsky with the Melvin Jones Award and Annette Boies-Lobl and Henry Lobl with the Robert J. Uplinger Award.

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Buffalo attorneys Kathleen M. Sweet, a partner in Gibson, McAskill and Crosby and president of the Bar Association of Erie County, and Michael J. Roach, a partner in Connors and Vilardo, became fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the group’s recent annual meeting in New York City.

Company Connections

AirSep Corp., Amherst, was awarded a $2,896,910 federal contract for small deployable oxygen generation systems from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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William H. Prentice, Buffalo, was awarded a $79,911 federal contract for furniture from the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, Niagara Falls.

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Brava Metal Supply Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $37,347 federal contract for metal bars from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

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Revvo Caster Co., West Seneca, was awarded a $26,400 federal contract for swivel wheel casters from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Patents

Title: Method of tuning bandstop filters for implantable medical leads

No.: 8,301,243

Inventors: Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Brendel, Richard L. (Carson City, Nev.); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Oct. 30, 2012

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Title: Intermediate transfer members containing a saline layer and a layer of glycoluril resin and acrylic resin

No.: 8,298,672

Inventors: Wu, Jin (Pittsford); Herko, Jonathan H. (Walworth); Gilmartin, Brian P. (Williamsville); Gervasi, David J. (Pittsford); Pietrantoni, Dante M. (Rochester); Roetker, Michael S. (Webster); Griffin, Scott J. (Fairport); Martin, David W. (Walworth)

Assignee: Xerox Corp. (Norwalk, Conn.)

Date issued: Oct. 30, 2012