Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomed Dr. Vikram Reddy Vattipally to its team of surgeons. Vattipally recently completed his fellowship at Penn State University’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in advanced laparoscopic/bariatric surgery. A graduate of Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, he completed surgical residencies in the United States, United Kingdom and India. He is certified in general surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, U.K., and NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Roswell Park Alliance Foundation appointed Christopher J. Lee, Russell D’Alba and James D. Newman to its board. Lee is the managing partner for WNY Holding LLC Real Estate Development in Amherst. D’Alba is the founder, president and managing director of Paramax Corp. Newman is the president of Noco Inc.


The newly formed Rotary Club of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus elected John DePaolo to its board of directors. DePaolo, special counsel at the Bouvier Partnership, has been involved with Rotary International for 14 years.

Company Connections

Trellis Marketing produced a series of television commercials for Steenberg Law Firm. Also, Trellis was retained to create an advertising campaign for Local House Pro. The campaign comes with the launch of, a website that connects contractors and homeowners for a variety of home-based projects.


Astronics Corp. was selected to provide the primary power distribution system for the Daher-Socata TBM 900 aircraft.


Caldron’s 3 Dog Country Cafe will hold a grand opening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at 8865 Sheridan Drive in Clarence. The business features baked goods, paninis and pizzas, a coffee bar with saddle seats, and a country boutique featuring clothing, boots and body products.


Title: Eddy current damper and method

No.: 8,753,069

Inventor: Maier, Martin D. (Allegany)

Assignee: Dresser-Rand (Olean)

Date issued: June 17, 2014