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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen named to its board of directors: Gina Fedele, marketing director for Windsong Radiology Group; Janet Owczarczak, executive vice president of business development at Employer Services Corp.; and Kathryn Gill, senior vice president, global business leader for Spin Master Ltd.

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Lisa R. Grad, a real estate paralegal, joined HoganWillig, a law firm with offices in Erie and Niagara counties. Grad received a bachelor’s degree from Hilbert College.

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Phillips Lytle partner Douglas W. Dimitroff recently participated in the Wells Fargo Securities Research, Economics & Strategy 2014 Small Cell Symposium in New York City. The symposium focused on the emerging small cell technology; the key players in the space, including: tower companies, fiber players and carriers; and how small cell technology will factor into the wireless ecosystem over the next several years and beyond.

Company Connections

Vicky and Damian Parker, owners and operators of the English Pork Pie Company, recently celebrated the grand opening of the British Chippy, an authentic fish and chip shop at 1176 South Park Ave. in Buffalo.

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Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $193,562 federal contract for aircraft components and accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

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Life Technologies, Grand Island, was awarded a $58,799 federal contract for Life Technologies medical equipment and supplies from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Program Support Center, Perry Point, Md.

Patents

Title: Serum-free mammalian cell culture medium, and uses thereof

No.: 8,785,194

Inventors: Gorfien, Stephen (Williamsville); Fike, Richard (Clarence); Godwin, Glenn (North Tonawanda); Dzimian, Joyce (Lancaster); Epstein, David A. (East Amherst); Gruber, Dale (East Amherst); McClure, Don (Indianapolis); Price, Paul (Grand Island)

Assignee: Life Technologies Corp. (Carlsbad, Calif.)

Date issued: July 22, 2014

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Title: Methods and reactor designs for producing phosphorus pentafluoride

No.: 8,784,763

Inventors: Luly, Matthew H. (Hamburg); Smith, Robert A. (Kinnelon, N.J.); Nair, Haridasan K. (Williamsville); DePrato, Philip (Annandale, N.J.); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca); Uhrich, Kevin (Alden); Cottrell, Stephen A. (Baton Rouge, La.); Brenner, Daniel J. (Madison, N.J.)

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

Date issued: July 22, 2014