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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The certified public accounting firm of Tronconi Segarra & Associates promoted Maria A. Dojka and Alec J. Marotto to supervising senior accountants in the firm’s accounting and auditing department. Dojka, a 2007 graduate of Niagara University, joined the firm in 2008. Marotto is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and joined the firm in 2009 after completing a successful internship program.

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Jason Battleson from Knockout Lockouts of Buffalo received the American Towman ACE Award for achievement in service performance, presented by American Towman magazine, a trade publication serving emergency road service professionals.

Company Connections

fresh & fluffy, a modern cloth diaper shop in the Village of Hamburg, recently joined forces with CottonBabies, a leader in the modern cloth diapering market, as a collection and distribution site for “Share the Love,” a program to help provide families with cloth diapers. Through an application and approval process, the program provides cloth diapers to families that are collected at the site. The diapers are cleaned and repaired, then distributed to approved families. After three, or less, years, the diapers are returned and redistributed to another family in need. Items can be dropped off or mailed to the shop, 164 Buffalo St., Hamburg.

Patents

Title: Selective absorption of gas components in co-current contacting apparatuses

No.: 8,608,833

Inventor: Xu, Zhanping (East Amherst)

Assignee: UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.)

Date issued: Dec. 17, 2013

Title: Skin treatment compositions

No.: 8,609,642

Inventor: Whitbourne, Richard James (Niagara Falls)

Assignee: Ex-Tek, LLC (Markham, Ont.)

Date issued: Dec. 17, 2013