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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner appointed Joanne Bender, a CPA, senior tax manager. Bender, who obtained an MBA from the University at Buffalo, has more than 20 years of experience.

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Meals on Wheels for Western New York named Hollis Busch a registered dietitian. Busch was a website designer and sales representative for Raru.com Inc. She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and Alfred University.

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Cenergy Marketing and Communications in East Aurora appointed Jennifer Zimpfer director of agency services. Zimpfer previously served as project manager at Publicas Kaplan Thaler. Also, the agency named Brian Meyer senior copywriter and Allison Giacomini account manager. Meyer formerly was with Paragon Advertising. Giacomini recently served as a digital manager at MediaVest.

Company Connections

The John R. Oishei Foundation was inducted into the inaugural 2013 Class of the Chancellor’s Society of the State University of New York. The society was created to recognize and celebrate continued philanthropic support for SUNY schools.

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Cobey Energy, a Buffalo-based packager of gas compression systems, was awarded a contract by Buckeye CNG to supply CNG filling station equipment for its new Millersburg, Ohio, site.

The contract includes supply of a CE-C50 CNG compressor package, gas dryer, ASME storage spheres, dispenser and card reader.

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Buffalo Pumps, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $50,000 federal contract for the repair of centrifugal pump units from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $147,372 federal contract for vehicular power transmission components from the U.S. Army’s Defense Logistics Agency Detachment, Warren, Mich.

Contributing

Tops Markets donated $220,000 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The money was raised at the 2013 Tops 5K/10K Family Walk/Run in August and will support cancer research and patient support programs.

Patents

Title: Combined shroud and handle for a gas cylinder

No.: D692,981

Inventors: Fowler, Zachary (Kenmore); Squires, Gerald C. (Clarence Center); Nicolini, Giancarlo (Brescia, Italy)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Nov. 5, 2013

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Title: Lens cleaner

No.: D693,074

Inventors: Stachowski, Breanna (Elma); Schoen, Matthew R. (East Williston); Hyers, Michelle L. (Greenlawn); Dierkes, Matthew (Mount Sinai); Cameron, Richard G. (Oyster Bay)

Assignee: Carson Optical (Hauppauge)

Date issued: Nov. 5, 2013