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On the Record / May 9, 2012

> Hires/Promotions/ Honors

Insyte Consulting manufacturing consultant Philip Cellotto was recently published in the New York City Industrial and Technology Assistance Corp.'s newsletter for manufacturers. Cellotto's article, "Value Stream Mapping for Make to Order," was a featured article discussing how lean manufacturing can be applied to a made-to-order manufacturing operation.

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James Tyrpak, of Williamsville, achieved membership in the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier association of financial professionals. Membership is based on outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism. Tyrpak is a 21-year member of MDRT.

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KegWorks, a Kenmore-based supplier of draft beer equipment and bar supplies, appointed Marisa Morgan Todaro account executive, Collin Wittman an ecommerce copywriter, Ryan Delmar photographer and videographer and Caleb Houseknecht content writer.

> Company items

Magic Marketing, a Lockport marketing services and public relations agency, was retained by the Medina Railroad Museum of Medina to provide public relations consultation and representation. The Medina Railroad Museum offers scenic train rides, as well as the Vineyard Express excursion to Lockport's Spring Lake Winery, during the summer and fall. The museum is located at 530 West Ave.

* Avox Systems, Lancaster, was awarded a $55,942 federal contract for full-face oxygen and smoke mask assemblies and a $33,220 federal contract for cylinder assembly oxygen masks from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

* Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded two $80,000 federal contracts for the repair of equipment from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

* Great Lakes Orthodontics, Tonawanda, was awarded a $4,166 federal contract for dental casting units from the U.S. Army, Spangdahlem, Germany.

> Patents

Title: "Method of preserving a platelet concentrate under elevated xenon concentration and pressure with refrigeration"

No.: 8,158,339

Inventors: Ilyin, Ilya Y. (Wayland, Mass.); Tkachman, Maria G. (St. Petersburg, Russia); Urusova, Maria E. (Gatchina, Russia); Jones, James S. (St. Simons Island, Ga.); Grieshober, William E. (East Amherst); Kogan, Semyon (Newton, Mass.); Butylin, Pavel (St. Petersburg, Russia); Khorenyan, Rostislav (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Assignee: Rich Products Corp. (Buffalo)

Date issued: April 17, 2012