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On the Record / April 13, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Watson Bennett partner Kristin Langdon Arcuri was named a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Founded in 1962, the Academy was formed to improve the practice of law in the area of divorce and family law. Certified Fellows must demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards, and are admitted after thorough peer evaluation and passage of rigorous testing designed to ensure expert knowledge of substantive family law.

The Western New York Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors, a trade group serving the local plumbing and mechanical construction industries, elected Joe Kilijanski of Cayuga Piping to its board of directors. Also, the association elected Justin Morrison, H&M Plumbing & Mechanical Contracting; John Samar, John W. Danforth Co.; and Chris Tryjankowski, PCS Plumbing & Heating for a second term. They join current directors: Joe Marchitte, M.K.S. Plumbing Corp.; Charley Nelson, Siemens Building Technologies; Dave Muskopf Jr., MLP Plumbing & Mechanical; Adam Mollenberg, Mollenberg-Betz; and Lenny Johnson, L&D Johnson Plumbing & Heating. Bob Phillips, Northeast Sales, was named the associate representative to the board.

Young Wright Architectural project manager Jason Sobieraj attained his professional license in architecture. Sobieraj has more than 13 years of design experience ranging from educational facilities to historic restoration/preservation projects. He has worked at the firm since 2005 and his current projects include the Frontier School District, Cleveland Hill School District, Niagara Transformer and the Curtiss Hotel.

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>Company items

Phillips Lytle received the 2012 AT&T Legal Department Diversity and Inclusion Award for the medium sized firm category in ceremonies in Dallas recently. The national award recognizes the law firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

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>Patents

Title: "Spray gun"

No.: D656,220

Inventors: DeLorme, John D. (Spencerport); Odessa, Ronald M. (Batavia); Wilkinson, Thomas G. (Alden)

Assignee: Chapin Manufacturing (Batavia)

Date issued: March 20, 2012