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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Computer Plus Staffing Solutions promoted Brooke A. DeLucia to recruiting manager for its ComputerPeople Division. DeLucia began her career with the company in 1997 as a senior technical recruiter. Also, the agency named Sine Lorenzen senior technical recruiter.

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Kathleen Graim, community relations specialist for Tops Markets, and Tim Wangler, manager of the Wegmans in Depew, were selected co-chairmen for the eighth annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York on Feb. 6 in Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave. Tickets for Sweet Charity are $60 and can be obtained by visiting www.sweetcharityevent.com.

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The board of directors of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo re-elected Mark J. Mendel chairman. Mendel is senior vice president of customer asset management at M&T Bank. Also, the board named Nancy LaTulip a member. LaTulip is vice president and retail banking officer of Lake Shore Savings Bank. Credit Counseling Services of Buffalo is a nonprofit credit counseling agency, providing confidential financial guidance, financial education, counseling and credit repayment assistance to consumers since 1965.

Company Connections

Sargent & Collins has changed to Sargent Collins & Stein to reflect the addition of Cheryl L. Stein as a partner to the firm.

Contributing

The employees of Merchants Insurance raised and contributed a record $34,018 to various nonprofit groups throughout Western New York in 2013. The group contributed more than $280,000 from 2003 through 2013 to charities.

Patents

Title: Process for the purification of hydrofluoroolefins

No.: 8,609,909

Inventors: Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Singh, Rajiv Ratna (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph); Van Der Puy, Michael (Amherst)

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

Date issued: Dec. 17, 2013

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Title: Multi-layer-multi-turn structure for tunable high efficiency inductors

No.: 8,610,530

Inventors: Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Singh, Vinit (Austin, Texas); Babcock, Jacob (Chicago); Assignee: NuCurrent Inc. (Chicago)

Date issued: Dec. 17, 2013