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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Compu-Mail promoted Jim Piesczynski to its management team as technical services manager. Piesczynski is a 14-year veteran of the company. Also, the company named Martin Shimmel national account director. Shimmel’s background in broadcast media sales includes positions at Adelphia Communications, WKBW-TV and, most recently, Time Warner Cable.

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Fundraising software developer SofTrek Corp. named Mike Eddy software engineer. Eddy holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State. Also, the company named Linda D’Agostino to client services. D’Agostino holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Medaille College.

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Dr. Bruce R. Troen, University at Buffalo professor and chief of the division of geriatrics and palliative medicine, was named a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. Troen, an expert in geriatrics and gerontology with a background in molecular biology and biochemistry, specializes in researching the biology of aging, frailty, osteoporosis and vitamin D.

Company Connections

Woodbury Vineyards in Fredonia recently held a grand reopening gala to celebrate its recent improvements. The vineyard expanded and remodeled its tasting room, opened an art gallery and wine lounge, and added winemaker Phil Hazlitt to its staff. The vineyard plans to continue its improvements with the reopening of its pavilion for events later this year.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $1,066,358 federal contract for aircraft components and accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

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PlasticWeld Systems, a Newfane manufacturer of precision engineered, turnkey production equipment for catheter and medical disposable products, was among seven new companies that have joined MedTech Association, a bioscience and medical technology trade association, this quarter, totaling 35 this fiscal year. MedTech supports the bio/med industry in New York State.

Patents

Title: Steering column manufacturing machine and method of manufacturing a steering column

No.: 8,783,128

Inventors: Dubay, Robert W. (Saginaw, Mich.); Witucki, David E. (Bay City, Mich.); McDonagh, Dennis G. (Olean)

Assignee: Steering Solutions IP Holding Corp. (Saginaw, Mich.)

Date issued: July 22, 2014

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Title: Suspension system

No.: 8,783,704

Inventor: Richards, Dennis P. (Lancaster)

Date issued: July 22, 2014