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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Fundraising software developer SofTrek promoted Jeff Keller to ClearView team lead. Keller joined SofTrek as a software engineering intern and has since served as software engineer and ClearView project lead. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

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Great Lakes Athletic Fields sales and operations manager Alan R. Dungey achieved Certified Sports Field Manager status through the Sports Turf Managers Association.

Dungy has more than 25 years’ experience in field maintenance and groundskeeping experience, including 10 with GLAF. Great Lakes Athletic Fields is an athletic field services, construction and consultation company with offices in Buffalo and Rochester.

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Nothnagle Realtors welcomed Mary Jane Zak, a licensed associate real estate broker, to its Amherst branch.

Company Connections

Independent Health was named one of the Best Companies to Work For in New York State for the seventh consecutive year.

The company ranked No. 15 among 28 finalists in the large-size company category. Independent Health is one of just four companies across the state to be named a finalist for seven years in a row.

The Best Companies to Work for in New York State program is presented by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, in conjunction with Best Companies Group, Journal Multimedia Corporation and the Business Council of New York State.

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Construction & Service Solutions Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $4 million federal contract for the maintenance and repair of real property, including minor construction and asbestos abatement of reserve facilities from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

Places of performance will be in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $565,852 federal contract for aircraft components and accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.

Contributing

Junior Achievement of Western New York raised $171,698 from its 30th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon.

A total of 1,692 participants representing 52 local companies bowled and raised money for JA financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs taught by volunteers in Western New York schools.

Patents

Title: Cyclic adsorption process using centrifugal machines

No.: 8,728,215

Inventors: Manning, Michael S. (Buffalo); Rosinski, Andrew C. (Orchard Park); Belanger, Paul W. (Clarence Center)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: May 20, 2014