D’Youville College named Edward P. Cogan associate vice president of operations. Cogan previously was director of facilities at Canisius College for seven years. He will serve as senior administrative officer for planning and coordinating major long-term campus projects.


Mullican Flooring, a manufacturer of quality hardwood floors, appointed Mark Baggarly coastal regional sales manager. The company is headquartered in Johnson City, Tenn., and has a manufacturing site in the Town of Holland.


Hunt Real Estate ERA named Rachel Godwin a real estate saleswoman at its Lockport office. Godwin serves the market areas of Niagara, Erie, Orleans and Wyoming counties.


SofTrek, a fundraising software developer, promoted Danielle Ruszczyk to project manager in its client services department. Ruszczyk joined the company 11 years ago and has previously held sales and client services positions. She obtained an associate’s degree from Erie Community College.

Company Connections

Blum’s Swimwear and Intimate Apparel is expanding to occupy its entire Williamsville building after one year at its current location, 5727 Main St., a building owned by Iskalo Development Corp. The store, which was founded in 1927, also has a location in Patchogue on Long Island.


Charles J. Seward Insurance Agency, which has offices in Amherst and is a member of SAN Group Inc., recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with Merchants Insurance Group.


Title: System and method for drying a freshly printed medium

No.: 8,322,047

Inventors: Soltysiak, John R. (Blasdell); Haan, Henderikus A. (North Tonawanda); Cyman Jr., Theodore F. (Grand Island); Moscato, Anthony V. (North Tonawanda)

Assignee: Moore Wallace North America (Chicago)

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012


Title: Cladding assembly and method of cladding posts

No.: 8,322,114

Inventors: Waters, Eric Scott (Middleport); Nachreiner, Michael William (North Tonawanda); Jacobs, Gregory F. (Oreland, Pa.); Zarynow, John (Phoenixville, Pa.)

Assignee: Certainteed Corp. (Valley Forge, Pa.)

Date issued: Dec. 4, 2012