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The Bonadio Group recently named Matthew Stacey an In Charge accountant for the Tax Team. Stacey received a master’s degree from Niagara University. Also, the firm named Janelle Pedulla an assistant accountant for the Tax Team. Pedulla also received a master’s degree from Niagara University.

M&T Bank promoted Christopher Marra to senior branch manager at the 5737 South Transit Road branch in Lockport. Marra, who has 20 years of experience, previously served as branch manager of the bank’s Walnut Street branch in Lockport. He received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s from the University at Buffalo.

The Jamestown Center City Development Corp. promoted Brian Cersosimo to general manager of the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena. Cersosimo will oversee all operations and functions of the arena. He was hired in September 2013 as the arena’s hockey development director. Cersosimo has been involved in hockey for more than 35 years as a player, coach, administrator and owner. He has also worked and managed different business units for several different companies through the years, including Ikon, Heinz, Pitney Bowes and Williams Lea.

Company Connections

Taber Industries of North Tonawanda designed and manufactured the five space-qualified pressure transducers that were aboard the TURKSAT-4A satellite that Mitsubishi Electric Corp. built and recently launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. These transducers monitor critical pressure levels in the satellite’s propulsion system. TURKSAT-4A will provide communication and broadcasting services in Turkey, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

Valmark Associates, a marketing consultancy and resource agency, was selected by PCA Technology Group as advertising agency of record. Valmark provides PCA with marketing communications, including strategy development, media planning and placement, as well as creative and production services.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $225,000 federal contract for electrical power plants from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia, Pa.

Patents

Title: Reducing crown corrosion in a glassmelting furnace

No.: 8,640,499

Inventors: Wu, Kuang-Tsai (Williamsville); Kobayashi, Hisashi (Putnam Valley)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Feb. 4, 2014