Leveraging Technology Solutions appointed Bradley Gay senior business consultant, based at its Buffalo office. Most recently Gay was program/project manager at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. Leveraging Technology Solutions is a Rochester-based software consulting services provider.


Lawley Benefits Group appointed Bob Madden employee benefits consultant. Madden previously was a vice president at First Niagara Benefits Consulting and the Gernold Agency for the last 17 years. He graduated from the University at Buffalo and Erie Community College.


SweetWorks Inc. appointed Len Previte warehouse manager. Previte was warehouse manager and procurement/fulfillment manager at Manzella Productions for 15 years. He is a Niagara County Community College graduate.

Company Connections

Hamburg Overhead Door performed overhead door work on the decommissioning of the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be decommissioned. The company’s commercial technicians, Craig Jackson and Ron Jackson, worked on the overhead coiling doors in Buffalo, then reinstalled the doors in Newport News, Va., in August.


U.S. Innovative Construction, City of Tonawanda, was awarded a $38,000 federal contract for the construction of a storage mezzanine from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Buffalo.


MVP Network Consulting, Buffalo, was awarded a $27,017 federal contract for Dell parallel computation servers from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md.


Title: Reagent dispensing apparatus and delivery method

No.: 8,524,321

Inventors: Spohn, Ronald F. (Getzville); Peters, David Walter (Kingsland, Texas)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Sept. 3, 2013


Title: Methods of protecting against apoptosis using lipopeptides

No.: 8,524,668

Inventors: Shakhov, Alexander (Orchard Park); Gudkov, Andrei (East Aurora)

Assignee: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, Ohio); Cleveland Biolabs (Buffalo)

Date issued: Sept. 3, 2013