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State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, R-C-I, Elma, appointed Jim Ranney director of communications. Ranney is the former station manager and director of news for WBFO in Buffalo and has 25 years of radio and television experience. He is a 1988 graduate of Fredonia State College and earned a master’s degree from D’Youville College.

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Phillips Lytle attorney Jennifer A. Shah was elected secretary of the board of the Explore & More Children’s Museum. Shah was appointed to the Explore & More board in June 2013. Founded in 1994, by a grass-roots group of parents, educators and designers, the nonprofit museum, located in East Aurora, also offers frequent on-site events at Buffalo’s Canalside and will open a permanent facility there in 2016.

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James Labrecque, the facility manager of the American Sales Company Distribution Center in Lancaster, was recognized by Ahold USA with the Supply Chain Associate of the Year award.

Company Connections

Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $620,579 federal contract for aircraft components and accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

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RJR Engineering P.C., Springville, was awarded a $131,850 federal contract for architect and engineering services for the repair of the facade parapet of Syracuse VA Medical Center from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bath. Place of performance will be in Syracuse.

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Mount St. Mary’s Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. St. Mary’s is a New York State Designated Stroke Center.

Patents

Title: Urinary bag system

No.: 8,684,981

Inventor: Keisic, Hollis S. (Lockport)

Assignee: Clinical Comfort Solutions

Date issued: April 1, 2014

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Title: Spiral wound bound seal

No.: 8,690,159

Inventors: Peer, David J. (Olean); Kunselman, Robert E. (Olean)

Assignee: Dresser-Rand Co. (Olean)

Date issued: April 8, 2014