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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Mount St. Mary’s Foundation elected Alan R. Elia Jr. chairman of its board for the 2014. Elia is president/CEO of Sevenson Environmental Services. Other officers: Vice chairman, Christopher M. Leardini, senior vice president operations, HealthNow New York; secretary, Tanya Miller, sales executive, Kay Jewelers; and treasurer, Joseph Ieraci, president, Aries Transportation. Lynn W. Catalano serves as the executive director. Board members: Jon DiBernardo, Erik Chretien, G. Russell Conrad, Kate Cumbo, Timothy Downs, Sister Grace Marie Dunn, Judith A. Maness, Donald J. McLeod, Michael A. Mistriner, James Montani, J. Scott Munro, Pamela Priest, Michael J. Roemer, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Patrick Roemer, Martin Shimmel, Wendy Stuart, Donald L. Thurman, Allison Violante and Jeffrey Williams.

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Hilbert College President Cynthia Zane was elected to the Council of Independent Colleges board of directors for a two-year term. The council focuses solely on providing services and a broad range of initiatives directly to independent colleges and universities to help improve the quality of education and strengthen institutional resources.

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The Bonadio Group, an upstate New York independent provider of accounting, consulting and financial services, promoted Joseph Peresan from manager to principal and Xia Tang from senior to manager.

Company Connections

The Historical Association of Lewiston received an original 1815 map of the Village of Lewiston from descendants of the Townsend family of Lewiston, Stephen and Barbara Townsend of Buffalo. Biel’s Document Management digitized the original 1815 map and provided the Townsends a color-printed, high- quality reproduction in appreciation of their donation. It is the oldest map now at the Lewiston Museum, and visitors will have the chance to see this almost-200 year-old map in its original form.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $664,392 federal contract for the repair of analog tool converters from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Contributing

The First Niagara Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant to the Healthy Community Alliance to support the Food for Kids Backpack Program at Gowanda Elementary School. Any families interested in participating in the program can contact the GES office.

Patents

Title: Compressor performance adjustment system

No.: 8,632,302

Inventors: Sorokes, James M. (Olean); Maier, William C. (Almond)

Assignee: Dresser-Rand Co. (Olean)

Date issued: Jan. 21, 2014

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Title: Folding knife

No.: D697,781

Inventors: Trbovich, Kenneth (Franklinville); Cass, Robert (Franklinville)

Assignee: The Ontario Knife Co. (Franklinville)

Date issued: Jan. 21, 2014