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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Western New York Safety Conference elected the following new officers for the 2013 conference: president, Jamie Zawodzinski, Goodyear Tire and Rubber; vice president, Gerry Bogacz, Tonawanda Coke; treasurer, Brian Kelly, B.F.K. Associates; executive secretary, Paula Stuhler, Hagemeyer North America; and recording secretary, John Michalovic, Safety & Environmental. The conference will be held March 13 and 14 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel in Niagara Falls.

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The New Directions Foundation, a charitable foundation whose mission is supporting New Directions Youth and Family Services, appointed Jeffrey C. Mendola director of Development. Most recently, Mendola was the director of development and external affairs for Mercy Flight Western New York since 2008. He is a University at Buffalo graduate.

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The Bank of Castile promoted Patrick Weissend to assistant vice president, branch manager for the Medina Branch. Weissend has been with the bank for three years.

Company Connections

Eric B. Grossman recently opened the Law Office of Eric B. Grossman at 5820 Main St. in Williamsville. Grossman, who has more than 27 years of experience, will continue to represent clients in personal injury cases. He earned his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

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Matty’s Food Mart in the Woodlands Corporate Center in Wheatfield recently celebrated its grand opening. The new 4,000-square-foot convenience store, Sunoco gas station and Dunkin’ Donuts are located at the entrance of the Woodlands Corporate Center East on Shawnee Road. The store is the first retail component of the mixed-use development owned and managed by Calamar.

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SKF Aeroengine, Falconer, was awarded a $604,102 federal contract for cylindrical roller bearings for H-46 helicopters from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va.

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PCB Piezotronics, Depew, was awarded a $25,065 federal contract for three-inch prepolarized microphones from NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.

Patents

Title: Integrated tank filter for a medical therapeutic device

No.: 8,311,628

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

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Nov. 13, 2012