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Joe Kessler, senior vice president for power generation at the New York Power Authority, received the 2014 Professional Engineer in Government Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. Kessler is responsible for oversight of the operation of NYPA’s 16 statewide electric power generating facilities, including the Niagara Power Project and the St. Lawrence Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, among the largest hydroelectric plants in the nation. He received his bachelor’s degree and dual master’s degrees from the University at Buffalo.

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Meals on Wheels for Western New York’s Bonnie McMorrow, director of social work, was appointed to the board of directors for Network in Aging. McMorrow has been a social worker with the agency for 23 years, holding the title of director of social work since 2000.

Company Connections

OtherWisz Creative Corp., an advertising and design firm specializing in identity design and website development, designed and developed a new logo, stationery and website for Green Top, a living roof company that works with residential and commercial property owners to design and develop sustainable green living spaces on top of homes and buildings.

Contributing

Noco will show its support for the 2014 Ride for Roswell by donating $1,250 worth of gas cards for the many vehicles used in the fundraiser’s 250 miles of routes throughout Western New York. Noco is donating 50 $25 gas cards to assist with the fundraiser’s unforeseen fuel costs shortfall for deliveries of supplies and materials at volunteer stations along the ride route.

Patents

Title: Switched diverter circuits for minimizing heating of an implanted lead and/or providing EMI protection in a high-power electromagnetic field environment

No.: 8,751,013

Inventors: Johnson, Robert Shawn (North Tonawanda); Dabney, Warren S. (Lake Oswego, Ore.); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Williams, Christopher Michael (Lancaster); Moschiano, Holly Noelle (Lancaster); Brainard, Scott (Columbia Heights, Minn.); Kaiser, Daniel Robert (Plymouth, Minn.); Halperin, Henry R. (Pikesville, Md.); Lardo, Albert C. (Baltimore); Kelley, Scott W. (Woodland Hills, Calif.)

Date issued: June 10, 2014