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Buffalo-based Rich Products Corp. named Lynn Goldblatt a senior packaging engineer in research and development, Joseph Perrello a senior network administrator in the Information Services Department, Brian Sas an assistant sales manager for the Caribbean and U.S. exporters, and Jennifer Schmatz a category buyer in the procurement division for the United States-Canada region. Goldblatt has more than 20 years of packaging and graphics experience at Alcon, a pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer brands company. Perrello was a systems administrator at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs for the last three years. Sas previously completed an internship as a project administrator and international public relations assistant for Sinal do Vale, a nongovernmental organization in Brazil. He received a bachelor of arts degree and MBA from Canisius College. Schmatz earned a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University and previously worked as a financial analyst at HSBC Bank, North America.

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Lumsden & McCormick, a certified public accounting firm, appointed Lori A. Fahs a general ledger analyst in its Auditing and Accounting Department, serving commercial businesses.

Company Connections

Colligan Law, a newly formed law firm at 12 Fountain Plaza in Buffalo, is a combination of established attorneys, David J. Colligan, John A. Moscati Jr., Carolyn Nugent Gorczynski and Dean M. Drew. The firm also includes special counsel A. Nicholas Falkides and associate attorneys William J. Casey, Alana P. Carr and Dean A. Drew, who serves as of counsel.

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DIGITS, a Buffalo digital forensics expert, selected the Western New York Division of Alcott HR to provide employee-related services

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Building Science Services was recently launched to provide technical and educational services to the legal, insurance, financial, construction, design, engineering and building management communities. The two primary founders, Kenneth Pearl and Thomas Foss, have been active in the diagnostic and forensic investigation of construction disputes, building deterioration and failure, criminal events, substandard design and engineering, property and injury liabilities, maintenance and repair, and a wide variety of building performance problems. The office is located at 8304 Main St., Clarence.

Patents

Title: Hydrogenation process for fluorocarbons

No.: 8,496,892

Inventors: Kopkalli, Haluk (Staten Island); Chiu, Yuon (Denville, N.J.); Rodrigues, Orlando George (Randolph, N.J.); Cerri, Gus (Parsippany, N.J.); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Cottrell, Stephen A. (Baton Rouge, La.)

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

Date issued: July 30, 2013

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Title: Azeotrope-like compositions of pentafluoropropane, chlorotrifluoropropene and hydrogen fluoride

No.: 8,497,401

Inventors: Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Singh, Rajiv Ratna (Getzville); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

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

Date issued: July 30, 2013