Crowley Webb appointed Lindsay Hannon site relations specialist in the agency’s patient recruitment division for clinical trials and Melanie Groszewski an assistant account executive. Hannon previously was with The Buffalo News, where she was a digital media delivery coordinator. Groszewski is a graduate of Geneseo State College. Also, the agency promoted Cuyler Hettich and Mary Cooke to senior account executive positions. In the creative department, Nicole Hutton was promoted from designer to assistant art director.


The John R. Oishei Foundation’s executive vice president, Paul T. Hogan, was selected to serve on Non- profit Quarterly’s editorial advisory board. Hogan is a published author and has contributed several essays to NPQ since the fall of 2013. Nonprofit Quarterly is the nonprofit sector’s management print journal.

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Taylor Devices, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $214,000 federal contract for the spring bumper design and prototype fabrication from NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.


Amherst Systems, Buffalo, was awarded a $335,965 federal contract for F-35 EWS spare parts from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.


Phillips Lytle earned a ranking on BTI Consulting Group Inc.’s Client Service A-Team 2014 list for exemplary service to Fortune 1000 and other large corporate clients. The firm was ranked 75th out of 336 law firms nationally that were recognized for providing clients exceptional service in 17 categories, including skills, knowing the client’s business, regional reputation, keeping clients informed, anticipating client needs and providing value for the dollar. Additionally, Phillips Lytle partners Kevin J. English and John A. Pappano were honored as BTI Client Service All-Stars.


Title: Implantable medical assembly

No.: 8,790,819

Inventors: Freitag, Gary (East Aurora); Frustaci, Dominick (Williamsville)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: July 29, 2014


Title: Azeotrope-like compositions of tetrafluoropropene and alcohols

No.: 8,791,167

Inventors: Bowman, James M. (Geneva, Ill.); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Williams, David J. (East Amherst); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst); Becker, Justin L. (Orchard Park)

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

Date issued: July 29, 2014