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Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era Cap Co., has been named the 2013 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The award will be presented at the 64th Annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, at the Statler Hotel in Buffalo.

Koch was selected by a vote of past honorees and the board of directors of the alumni association, who cited his strategic vision and commitment to Western New York.

New Era makes caps for Major League Baseball, the NFL and for fans. Koch is the fourth-generation CEO of the company, headquartered on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.