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On the Record / Jan. 6, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Nixon Peabody, an international law firm, appointed Andrew I. Glincher chief executive officer and managing partner. Glincher, who is based in the firm's Boston office, joined the firm's predecessor, Peabody & Brown, in 1987. Since 2004, he has served as managing partner of the Boston office, its largest. He graduated from Northeastern University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

The Western New York Safety Conference recently elected to its board of directors Sharon Hilts, a consultant with Insyte Consulting; Roger Balcerak, director of environment, health and safety for Williams Advanced Materials; and Ryan Knoph, health and safety manager for John W. Danforth Co.

The New York Insurance Association, a state trade association that represents the property and casualty insurance industry, elected Norman Orlowski, vice president/treasurer at Erie and Niagara Insurance Association in Clarence, to its board of directors for a three-year term.

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>Company items

Joseph S. Vilardo, D.D.S., is now Ken-Ton Family Dental. Ken-Ton Family Dental is located at 1487 Colvin Blvd., Town of Tonawanda. Vilardo has been practicing general dentistry in the Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda area for more than 20 years.

WCA Hospital, a 311-bed facility in Jamestown, selected Premier Anesthesia of Georgia to manage anesthesia services at the facility.

J. Fitzgerald Group, an advertising and marketing agency based in Lockport, completed a creative direct mail campaign for Groeneveld USA. The five-part, nationwide campaign to more than 500 Groeneveld customers promoted the company's "twin automatic greasing system" for industrial applications. An international company, Groeneveld's North American headquarters is in Brunswick, Ohio.

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>Patents

Title: "Exclusion of ascending/descending aorta and/or aortic arch aneurysm"

No.: 7,854,758

Inventor: Taheri, Syde A. (Williamsville)

Date issued: Dec. 21, 2010

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Title: "Electrical power generation method"

No.: 7,856,829

Inventors: Shah, Minish Mahendra (East Amherst); Jamal, Aqil (Grand Island); Drnevich, Raymond Francis (Clarence Center); van Hassel, Bart Antonie (Getzville); Christie, Gervase Maxwell (Buffalo); Kobayashi, Hisashi (Putnam Valley); Bool III, Lawrence E. (East Aurora)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Dec. 28, 2010

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