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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Szymkowiak & Associates CPAs, an accounting firm in Williamsville, promoted Maria T. Scarozza, a CPA, to manager; Linda S. Kaczor, a CPA, to supervising senior; and Jennifer A. Baldonado and Sarah B. Kranzler, CPAs, to seniors. Scarozza, a Geneseo State College graduate, joined the firm in 2010 as a supervising senior. Kaczor graduated from Pennsylvania State University. She joined the firm in 2006 and was previously a senior accountant. Baldonado joined the firm in 2009 as a staff accountant and is a graduate of Canisius College. Kranzler, a University at Buffalo graduate, joined the firm as a staff accountant in 2009.

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The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association recently installed Daniel E. Sarzynski president. Sarzynski is an attorney at Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham and Coppola. Other officers: vice president, Richard R. Wagner, Quackenbush Co.; secretary, Joseph W. Benedict, Construction Exchange of Buffalo & WNY; and treasurer, Janice Vertlieb, Grove Roofing Services. Directors: Karen M. Antonelli, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner; Jamie Krolczyk, R&P Oak Hill Development; James A. Rahill, First Niagara Financial Group; Charles Rapalje, Gypsum Systems; Carole M. Solina, Brawdy Construction; Timothy Toole, Lawley Construction Solutions; Richard E. Wolney, Hohl Industrial Services.

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Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying appointed Richard J. Neet GIS specialist/civil engineer technician in the Engineering Group. Neet will begin working on the NYSDEC’s Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Coastal Erosion Hazard Area Mapping project.

Company Connections

Colley’s Pools and Spas, a family-owned and -operated company, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The company was founded in 1963 by Bruce and Marie Colley and has grown to three locations – in Hamburg, Fredonia and Erie, Pa. – and nearly 100 employees.

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Pro-Esthetics Dental Laboratory partnered with FB Displays & Designs to design a 20-foot display for the 35th annual Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Patents

Title: Synthesis gas method and apparatus

No.: 8,349,214

Inventors: Kelly, Sean M. (Pittsford); Kromer, Brian R. (Buffalo); Litwin, Michael M. (Cheektowaga); Rosen, Lee J. (Buffalo); Christie, Gervase Maxwell (Amherst); Wilson, Jamie R. (Maynard, Mass.); Kosowski, Lawrence W. (Colden); Robinson, Charles (Lawtons)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013

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Title: Mounting mat with flexible edge protection and exhaust gas treatment device incorporating the mounting mat

No.: 8,349,265

Inventor: Beauharnois, Mark (Buffalo)

Assignee: Unifrax I LLC (Niagara Falls)

Date issued: Jan. 8, 2013