ADVERTISEMENT

Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Erie Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers named Mark L. Bajorek Engineer of the Year. Bajorek is with Parsons Brinckerhoff and is a contributor to the Maid of the Mist winter storage site project. He was cited for heading the design team that constructed the hoist and storage facility for the Niagara Falls tour boat company. Other awardees: Engineering Manager of the Year, Philip M. Galbo of Watts Architecture & Engineering; Engineer Educator of the Year, Alan J. Rabideau, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo; Basinski-Wohler Distinguished Service, William F. Klepser Jr., Continuing Professional Competency Program educator, Practicing Institute of Engineering; and Citizen of the Year, Paul D. Maurer, founder and chairman of Re-Tree Western New York.

...

Freed Maxick CPAs appointed Henry Zielinski an estimator/appraiser in the cost segregation practice and Louis A. DiSarno a staff accountant in the tax practice.

...

The Wyoming Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, named Scott Gardner chairman for a second term. Other officers: vice chairwoman and secretary, Karen Six; and treasurer, Laura Lane. Members: Barbara Dominesey, Eric Szucs, Adrianna Betts, Anne Conable, Tim Kibler and Joan Mokdessi.

Company Connections

Bernhardi & Lukasik was selected to be featured on a segment as part of the InView Series to air on Fox Business News next month. The show, hosted by Larry King, will highlight the challenges individuals face when a catastrophic medical event occurs and they need to apply for Social Security disability or to pursue a personal injury claim. The show will air at a date to be announced shortly after production is completed.

...

Phillips Lytle was selected by Corporate Counsel magazine as a “Go-To Law Firm” for its legal work on behalf of six Fortune 500 U.S. companies, including Ford Motor Co., JPMorgan Chase and Co., PepsiCo, Honeywell International, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, and Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America. This is the seventh consecutive year the law firm has made the list. Phillips Lytle and the other selected firms will be featured in the April edition of Corporate Counsel magazine.

Patents

Title: Process for making cis-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

No.: 8,653,310

Inventors: Zhai, Yian (Amherst); Poss, Andrew Joseph (Kenmore); Singh, Rajiv Ratna (Getzville)

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

Date issued: Feb. 18, 2014

...

Title: Azeotrope-like composition of hexafluoropropane, hexafluoropropene and hydrogen fluoride

No.: 8,653,311

Inventors: Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Tung, Hsueh S. (Getzville); Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park)

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

Date issued: Feb. 18, 2014