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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo appointed Gerald Reger chief financial officer/chief administrative officer. Reger worked 28 years providing accounting, auditing and operational services to many of the area’s largest not-for-profits, as well as organizations across New York State. He graduated from the University at Buffalo.

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Univera Healthcare appointed Jennifer C. Balbach chairwoman of its regional advisory board. Balbach also serves on the governing board of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies, Univera Healthcare’s Rochester-based parent. Balbach is a partner at Summer Street Capital Partners.

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Adoption STAR named Wendy Lane Family STAR coordinator. Family STAR is a new division of Adoption STAR, whose mission is to provide post-adoption counseling, support and services to any member of the adoption process in need of assistance.

Company Connections

Robert Basil Buick GMC Cadillac recently was named the number one GMC dealer in sales for the month of March in the Buffalo area. The dealership sold 152 vehicles, including 111 new and 41 used. Robert Basil Buick GMC Cadillac opened its doors in October 2013 at the corner of Southwestern Boulevard and Milestrip Road, the previous Jim Ball location.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.

Patents

Title: Lithium/fluorinated carbon cell for high-rate pulsatile applications

No.: 8,685,568

Inventors: Krehl, Paul (Clarence Center); Davis, Steven (Cheektowaga); Rubino, Robert (Williamsville); Gan, Hong (Williamsville); Takeuchi, Esther S. (East Amherst)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: April 1, 2014

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Title: Method for producing very low packing density ceramic abrasive grits

No.: 8,685,125

Inventors: Seider, Robert (Ransomville); Angelone, Angelo R. (Niagara Falls, Ont.)

Assignee: Washington Mills Management (North Grafton, Mass.)

Date issued: April 1, 2014