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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Meals on Wheels for Western New York president and CEO Tara A. Ellis was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Program. Ellis will be serve on its membership committee.

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Bison Scaffold and Masons Supply named Terrence Brown forming specialist. Brown, a graduate of the University at Oswego, has 25 years of experience in concrete forming systems.

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Hunt Real Estate Corp. welcomed Olha Tymchyshyn, a licensed real estate saleswoman, to its Lockport branch. Tymchyshyn is fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian, and as such she is able to contribute her services to a broad clientele.

Company Connections

ATTO Technology announced full Thunderbolt interoperability and certification with Windows 7 and 8 for its line of Thunderlink and ThunderStream storage connectivity products. ATTO offers a full suite of software-based productivity and performance-enhancing solutions that support Windows 7 and 8 platforms.

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North American Breweries, beer suppliers that also own the rights to distribute the Seagram’s Escapes Brand, has awarded New York advertising agency Ammirati creative duties for both its Labatt Beer and Seagram’s Escapes businesses following a review. Ammirati’s initial assignment will be to bring the strategic positioning for each brand to life through integrated 2014 marketing campaigns. North American Breweries has a sales and marketing office in Buffalo.

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Fidelis Care has launched a redesigned website, at fideliscare.org.

Patents

Title: Box closing apparatus

No.: 8,499,530

Inventors: Fisher, Joseph M. (Depew); Green, Timothy J. (North Tonawanda); Elliott, William B. (Aiden); Spina, Eric (Eden)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, Ill.)

Date issued: Aug. 6, 2013

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Title: Fingernail polish protector

No.: 8,499,771

Inventors: Shearer, Andrew John (Depew); Auda, Michelle Lynn (Atlanta, Ga.)

Date issued: Aug. 6, 2013