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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives elected Joseph P. Lojacono president for 2013-14. Lojacono is president of Valmark Associates. Other officers: executive vice president, Tim Kwiatkowski, Five Star Bank; vice president of membership, Anthony Blasting, Northwestern Mutual; vice president programming, Fred Bristol, SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center; vice president education, Ben Casto, Applied Sciences Group; vice president marketing communications, Julie Waldron, Pro Forma Total Business; treasurer, Fran Vaughan, FMV Tax Professionals; and immediate past president, Patricia L. Herberger, LegalShield/ID Theft Shield. Directors at large: Dan Floyd, Doug Eberhardt, Peter Beyette, Laura Del Monte, Lisa Ettipio, Don Hahn, Karen Lewis, Katherine Lucas, Jenna Luehrsen, Elizabeth O’Keefe and Mark Palascak. Jeanne Hellert of JEH Consulting is executive director.

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The Western New York Division of Alcott HR appointed Donna Varney a human resources specialist. Varney most recently was a freelancer in human resources, consulting with UBM, a global publishing/data solutions company, at its offices in Newark, N.J. She previously served as an assistant human resources director for the Star-Ledger in Newark. She is a Clarion University graduate.

Company Connections

CUBRC Inc., Buffalo, was awarded a $12,839,646 federal contract for continued engineering support for the Virtual Integrated Electronic Warfare System program by the U.S. Air Force Test Center, Directorate of Contracting, Installation Contracting Division, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Buffalo Pumps, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $260,845 federal contract for centrifugal pumps from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Resource Center, Jamestown, was awarded a $126,700 federal contract and a 108,600 federal contract for minor first-aid kit inserts from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $56,910 federal contract for steering clutch housing assemblies from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Patents

Title: Remote vehicle starter system

No.: 8,467,826

Inventor: DiSanto, Shannon M. (Cheektowaga)

Date issued: June 18, 2013