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Hires/Promotions/Honors

ABC-Amega, a Buffalo-based commercial receivable management firm, named Melanie Terragnoli executive vice president. Also, the company named Bob Tharnish senior vice president of quality assurance and attorney, network services.

The Bonadio Group, an upstate New York independent provider of accounting, consulting and financial services, promoted Scott Donnelly from experienced to in charge and Sean Flowers from manager to principal.

The certified public accounting firm of Tronconi Segarra & Associates appointed Joseph R. Jackson Jr. manager in its state and local tax department. Jackson, a CPA, graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and worked at Ernst & Young. Also, the firm named William J. Lechowicz senior accountant in its accounting and auditing department, and Andrew J. Ziolo senior accountant in its tax department. Lechowicz, a University at Buffalo graduate, was employed in Ernst & Young’s Buffalo office. Ziolo, a CPA, who graduated from Canisius College, previously worked for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Company Connections

The Buffalo chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce will hold its first meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Taste of India restaurant, 3093 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The Chamber is a 3-year-old national organization, with 24 active chapters in nine states made up of holistic, natural and eco-friendly businesses. Donald Scott is the chapter president.

Contributing

Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York received a $1,000 donation from Compu-Mail’s Charity Connection program. The donation was the final of three given as part of Compu-Mail’s 2013 Charity Connection program. Two donations of $500 each were previously granted to the Western and Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Bison Children’s Scholarship Fund.

Patents

Title: Zero backlash gearing

No.: 8,621,952

Inventors: Sokolofsky, Phillip M. (Akron); Goupil Jr., Gerald M. (North Tonawanda); Corra, Craig A. (Williamsville)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies (Troy, Mich.)

Date issued: Jan. 7, 2014