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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Mercy Hospital Foundation elected Sharon Prise Azurin to its board of trustees. Azurin is a partner with Phillips Lytle.

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Goldstein, Ackerhalt and Pletcher senior partner Bruce A. Goldstein recently presented on the topic of “Special Education: Minefields and Mine Detectors” at the New York State Council of School Superintendents in Albany.

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JPMorgan Chase named Bill Dehmer market manager for the newly formed upstate New York market. In addition, Dehmer will continue his responsibilities as market manager for the New England market. Dehmer has been with the firm for 25 years, most recently serving as market manager for the New York Upstate East/New England markets since 2012.

Company Connections

Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, a regional certified public accounting firm, has joined the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals.

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Copier Fax Business Technologies was awarded the 2014 Pro-Tech Service Award from Konica Minolta for the seventh consecutive year.

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Applied Fabric Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $96,740 federal contract for oil containment booms from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Seal Beach, Calif.

Patents

Title: Ceramic honeycomb structure skin coating

No.: 8,679,615

Inventors: Fernando, Joseph A. (Amherst); Miller, Kenneth B. (Lockport)

Assignee: Unifrax I LLC (Niagara Falls)

Date issued: March 25, 2014

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Title: Low temperature production of 2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

No.: 8,680,345

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Bektesevic, Selma (Williamsville)

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

Date issued: March 25, 2014