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On the Record / May 4, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The PCA Group, a technology company serving both Western and Central New York for 23 years, named Jill Walter an administrative assistant. Walter joins the company with extensive knowledge in office administration and holds an associate's degree from Bradford Business School in Pittsburgh.

FB Displays & Designs, a Western New York provider of service event marketing solutions, appointed Lisa Shackelford marketing coordinator. Shackelford has two years of marketing experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She is a Buffalo State College graduate and is currently earning an MBA from Canisius College.

WNY Asset Management promoted Milles D. Perry to assistant wealth manager. Perry is a candidate for CFP certification and holds Series 7 and 66, as well as New York State Life and Health Insurance, licenses. He is an Alfred State College graduate.

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>Company items

Avox Systems, Lancaster, was awarded a $148,433 federal contract for flow switches from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Tecmotiv (USA) Inc., Niagara Falls, was awarded a $42,600 federal contract for vehicular universal joint companion flanges from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $26,134 federal contract for the maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren, Va.

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>Contributing

The Ballow Law Firm of Williamsville presented a $3,000 gift to Aspire of WNY as part of its Kicking for Kids program. The firm donated $100 for each field goal kicked by the Buffalo Bills during the last regular NFL season. This year, the funds will go toward the purchase of a Mouse Emulator and five-switch interface box, an assistive technology interactive learning state, accessible to people with significant physical and/or learning disabilities.

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>Patents

Title: "Method of using cyclic pressure to increase the pressed density of electrodes for use in electrochemical cells"

No.: 8,153,304

Inventor: Shah, Ashish (East Amherst)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: April 10, 2012

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Title: "Organometallic compounds, processes for the preparation thereof and methods of use thereof"

No.: 8,153,831

Inventors: Thompson, David M. (East Amherst); Peters, David Walter (Kingsland, Texas); Meiere, Scott Houston (Williamsville)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: April 10, 2012