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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The law firm of Wilder & Linneball appointed Scott D. Miller special counsel. Miller was most recently deputy general counsel and senior vice president at HSBC North American Holdings, where he served as in-house counsel for 27 years. He obtained his J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law,

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Business Helping Business, a 27-year-old business solutions group composed of 25 WNY independent business professionals, named Al Repertorio, of Network Task Group, president and executive director for 2013-14. Other officers: vice president, Mike Bean, Bean Media Productions; treasurer, James Cutler, Westminster Economic Development Initiative; secretary, Erik Schaefer; and director of media relations, Larry Van Deusen.

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Casco Security Systems appointed Ray Lantzy senior account manager in the Buffalo office. Lantzy previously was area manager for Diamond Security. He has 25 years of security experience.

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TestAmerica Laboratories, an Amherst environmental testing firm, named Kevin Sobol its five-star service award winner for the fourth quarter of 2012. Sobol, an employee at the Buffalo laboratory since 2011, is an analyst at the company. Also, the company named Michelle Freeman its personal growth award winner for the fourth quarter of 2012. Freeman, an employee since 2008, is currently organic preparation departmental supervisor.

Company Connections

Copier Fax Business Technologies received the 2013 Pro-Tech Service Award, recognizing the company’s service team. This is the sixth consecutive year the company has received this award.

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Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $140,000 federal contract for the repair of rotary compressors from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Avox Systems, Lancaster, was awarded a $92,650 federal contract for flow switches from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Brava Metal Supply Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $40,480 federal contract for metallic tubes from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus,

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Patents

Title: Cross-linking compound

No.: 8,354,474

Inventors: Gilmartin, Brian (Williamsville); Lin, Liang-Bih (Rochester)

Assignee: Xerox Corp. (Norwalk, Conn.)

Date issued: Jan. 15, 2013