The Mental Health Association of Erie County will honor Cindy Kaplan, a partner with Phillips Lytle, for her dedication and support at its annual Benefactor Society Reception in September. Bennes served on the Mental Health Association board of directors from 1991-2000 and was board president from 1999-2000. She joined the Mental Health Association Foundation Board in 2000, where she continues to be an active member.


SofTrek Corp., a fundraising software developer, named Chantale L. Onesi-Gonzalez and Meagan Saxe client support technicians.

Onesi-Gonzalez previously was IT project manager and Web developer at Greater Buffalo Savings Bank and Web assistant in the College Relations Department at SUNY Buffalo State. She is a SUNY Buffalo State graduate. Saxe most recently served as advancement specialist with the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and as development supervisor/Web designer at Buffalo City Mission. She graduated from Canisius College.

Company Connections

Timberbuilt, a builder of earth-friendly timber-frame homes, recently celebrated 20 years in business. Based in North Collins, the company creates energy-efficient homes and commercial buildings. Timberbuilt is owned by George Klemens and his partner, Brian Kempisty.


Goldberg Segalla was named the fourth-fastest growing law firm in the country in the National Law Journal’s annual NLJ 350 survey and ranked third in the state in the NYLJ 100 for the first time. In its 12-year history, Goldberg Segalla has grown from seven founding partners plus a small support staff in Buffalo to a team of more than 330, including more than 170 lawyers, in its 11 offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.


Merchants Insurance Group is featured in a new textbook on project management, “A Compendium of PMO Case Studies: Reflecting Project Business Management Concepts,” by Dennis L. Bolles and Darrel G. Hubbard. Merchants was one of 11 companies that were asked to participate in the research. The textbook, which will be used in academic settings, contains case studies that point out the value of project management to corporations.


Title: Six bed pressure swing adsorption process operating in normal and turndown modes

No.: 8,491,704

Inventors: Baksh, Mohamed S. A. (Wheatfield); Simo, Marian (Kenmore)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: July 23, 2013


Title: Azeotrope-like compositions of difluoromethane and trifluoroiodomethane

No.: 8,492,327

Inventors: Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst); Wilson, David P. (East Amherst)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: July 23, 2013