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Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York appointed Elizabeth Marks to its board of directors. Marks is the manager of grants and foundation relations at the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care.

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The Educational Technology Foundation of Western New York, the nonprofit group dedicated to providing organizations in underserved communities access to computer technology, recently named to its executive board: Nicole Walter, a senior account executive at TERACAI; Russ Gugino, major account executive with Time Warner Cable; Alicia Quinones, a digital media executive for Localedge; and Dan Giacomini, account executive at e3communications.

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Catholic Charities of Buffalo elected Gretchen Fierle a member of its board of trustees. Fierle is vice president and chief communications officer for HealthNow New York, a health care company.

Company Connections

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York named the Gates Vascular Institute/Buffalo General Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Blue Distinction Centers. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program recognizes hospitals across the country that have a proven track record for delivering better results, including fewer complications and readmissions, than hospitals without these recognitions. ...

Allstar Advertising, an Amherst advertising agency, is now Boye Creative Group. Boye, owned by siblings Carrie and Jerry Boye, continues to produce websites, marketing materials, commercials and advertisements for print and web.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $11,025,485 and a $2,118,639 federal contract for diesel engines and components from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $7,674,650 federal contract for electro-mechanical actuators from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Patents

Title: Dual function tuned L-C input trap passive EMI filter component network for an active implantable medical device

No.: 8,483,840

Inventors: Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Johnson, Robert Shawn (North Tonawanda); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Kelley, Scott W. (Woodland Hills, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: July 9, 2013