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Make-A-Wish Western New York appointed 14 people to its newly formed Buffalo Advisory Board: Anthony Habib, chairman of the board, former president and CEO, Petri Baking Products; Maxine Awner, senior vice president, Merrill Lynch & Co.; Robert Beck, executive vice president, J.W. Danforth Co.; Phillip Delmont, partner, Harter Secrest & Emery; Tom Emmerling, managing partner, Dopkins & Company; Kenneth J. Gonyea Jr., director of manufacturing, PCB Piezotronics; Dr. Michael Jordan, chief of medicine, Lifetime Health Medical Group; Rich Jureller, director of community relations, Buffalo Sabres; Rob Moore, co-founder, Moore for Kids; Andrew Olsen, corporate controller, Muller Quaker Dairy; John Perry, president, TL Cannon/Applebee’s; Hugh M. Russ III, partner, Hodgson Russ; Jeffrey Weber, president, Remedy Intelligent Staffing; and John Yensan, president, OSC Inc.

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The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, parent company of Univera Healthcare, elected A. Thomas Hildebrandt chairman of its board.

Company Connections

Prudential’s Empire State Agency received the President’s Trophy, a distinction given to the top agency in the company’s national sales organization for outstanding sales performance and service to the community for the third consecutive year.

The Empire State Agency has locations in Amherst, New Hartford and DeWitt.

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Rand & Jones Enterprises Co., Buffalo, was awarded an $8 million federal contract for the maintenance, repair and alteration of real property from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Rome.

Patents

Title: High-speed decorating system

No.: 8,696,839

Inventors: Gonzales, James P. (Lancaster); Zurawski, David E. (Clarence Center); Vaughn, David B. (North Tonawanda)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, Ill.)

Date issued: April 15, 2014

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Title: Sterilization method

No.: 8,696,986

Inventors: Rovison Jr., John M. (Sanborn); Abraham, Shibu (Stewartsville, N.J.); Lymburner, Charles J. (Tonawanda); DiGeronimo, Michael J. (Chester)

Assignee: FMC Corp. (Philadelphia)

Date issued: April 15, 2014