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Hires/Promotions/Honors

HoganWillig, a law firm with offices in Erie and Niagara counties, named Kristen McMahan a litigation coordinator.

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Pure Romance consultant Robyn Goodenow, of Depew, was named to its senior board of directors recently at the company’s World Conference. Goodenow has been a consultant with Pure Romance for seven years. Pure Romance is a woman-to-woman direct seller of relationship-enhancement products.

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GEICO’s Dana Machajewski, an underwriting trainer in the company’s Buffalo regional office, was awarded The Institute’s President’s Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Scholarship. The award, of which only 100 are presented annually nationwide, will support Machajewski’s pursuit of the CPCU designation course of studies.

Company Connections

Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its retail products business. What began in 1994 with Italian dressing has grown to include numerous products sold locally in Tops Markets, Wegmans and Market in the Square, many locations throughout New York and Pennsylvania, and on the website – www.iliodipaolos.com.

A portion of the sales goes to support the Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund, which has donated more than $900,000 to the Western New York community in the form of scholarships and donations to local children’s charities.

Patents

Title: Azeotrope-like compositions comprising trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

No.: 8,802,743

Inventors: Basu, Rajat S. (East Amherst); Cook, Kane D. (Eggertsville); Bement, Leslie (Buffalo); Knopeck, Gary M. (Lakeview); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzsville); Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst)

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

Date issued: Aug. 12, 2014

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Title: Input device for an electronic system and methods of using same

No.: 8,802,958

Inventor: Henriques, Jose Tomas (Buffalo)

Date issued: Aug. 12, 2014