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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Suneel’s Light, a local foundation raising money to fund genetic research to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, elected Stephen Szymanski, senior vice president, Merrill Lynch, as the president of the board of directors for a three-year term. Other officers are vice president, Kenneth A. Manning, partner, Phillips Lytle; and treasurer, Paul A. Richardson, principal, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner. Other members are Bob Jellinick, senior vice president, Merrill Lynch, and Gary Bichler, principal, R&P Oak Hill Development.

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Hunt Real Estate Corp. named Cheryl Vance a licensed real estate saleswoman at its Amherst branch. Vance has more than eight years of real estate sales experience.

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Reetuparna Dutta, an associate at Hodgson Russ, is one of 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys from the U.S. Eastern Region selected by Lawyers of Color for its inaugural “Hot List.”

Company Connections

The New York State Health Department selected Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to administer a countywide effort to help consumers select and purchase health insurance. The program will provide enrollment assistance to individuals, families, small businesses and employees who apply for health insurance through the New York Health Benefit Exchange. Funding for the program will be provided by the Health Department for up to 62 months, with a potential total contract award of $1.16 million.

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Construction & Service Solutions Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $54,000 federal contract for office repairs from the U.S. Army’s National Guard Bureau, Scotia.

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Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $57,800 federal contract and a $7,225 federal contract for aircraft components and accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $11,025,485 for diesel engines and components from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich.

Patents

Title: Flow distributor for a heat exchanger assembly

No.: 8,485,248

Inventors: Coyle, Brian J. (Orchard Park); Chowdhury, Sourav (Lockport)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies (Troy, Mich.)

Date issued: July 16, 2013

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Title: Welding spacer

No.: 8,485,560

Inventor: Hacikyan, Michael (Amherst)

Date issued: July 16, 2013