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Hires/Promotions/Honors

M&T Bank promoted Karen L. Stuhlmiller and Kristin S. Brewster to administrative vice president. Stuhlmiller, with the bank for 14 years, is a manager in the regulatory affairs and capital adequacy group. Stuhlmiller received a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from University of Rochester. Brewster, with the bank for 18 years, is operations manager in the banking operations division. She graduated from Buffalo State College.

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Peter Wilson, CEO and president of Sonwil Distribution Center, attended the 2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association Conference and Expo recently in Phoenix. Wilson is a former IWLA president and currently is chairman of the Food and Safety Council.

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Travelers Insurance Co. named Nancy Nowak of Freeway Insurance New York and the Keller Group, West Seneca office, the 2013 Western New York Agency Partner of the Year. The award honors those who help demonstrate and promote the agency’s plan of continuing to expand into the standard personal and small commercial lines space in New York.

Company Connections

Once Upon A Child of Tonawanda, 2925 Sheridan Drive, has opened. The children’s resale store buys and sells children’s apparel, toys, furniture and more.

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Reliant Medical Equipment, a division of the McGuire Group Pharmacy, will host an open-house event to mark the opening of its new location at 4114 Union Road near Genesee Street. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 14. The new 5,000-square-foot location is more than five times the size of its original store, located a few miles south at 2355 Union Road.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $240,000 federal contract for planetary blade folds from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Patents

Title: Process to manufacture 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropane (HCFC-244bb)

No.: 8,664,455

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca); Cottrell; Stephen A. (Baton Rouge, La.), Johnson; Robert C. (Lancaster)

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

Date issued: March 4, 2014