Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte named Leah Costanzo an associate attorney. Costanzo, a University at Buffalo graduate, received her J.D. from the UB School of Law.


Synacor Inc. promoted Matt General to engineer. General, a University at Buffalo graduate, joined the company in June as an engineering intern. Also, the company named Cameron Poland a project manager. Poland previously was a project manager at Advance2000. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Medaille College.

Company Connections

LPCiminelli, Buffalo, recently accepted the 2012 Associated General Contractors of New York States’ Safety Excellence Award for the company’s job-site safety record.


Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $3,543,474 federal contract for the repair of electro-mechanical actuators from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.


Construction & Service Solutions Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $2,042,970 federal contract for roof repairs from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville, Ky.


Title: Product packaging with releasable fastener

No.: 8,342,328

Inventors: Trapp, Timothy J. (Orchard Park); Buresch, Robert Michael (Strykersville); Scheffold, Donald George (Lancaster)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: Jan. 1, 2013