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On the Record / May 10, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Read to Succeed Buffalo, a collaborative literacy organization dedicated to improving early childhood literacy for children, named Michael Riccio database administrator. Riccio most recently completed a year with

AmeriCorps VISTA in Buffalo at the Seneca Street Community Development Corp., where he was responsible for developing and implementing a structured after-school homework program for teens. He also created and maintained a tracking system for volunteers and donations. He is a graduate of Canisius College.

Hiscock & Barclay partners Catherine Wettlaufer and Raymond McCabe will present at the upcoming New York State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminar "Dealing With Your Client's Retirement Assets" in Amherst. The seminar features presentations and panel discussions on topics including IRA rollovers, drafting the governing qualified retirement plan or IRA beneficiary designation form and Roth IRA conversions. Wettlaufer is chairwoman and event moderator.

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>Company items

*Dresser-Rand Co., Olean, was awarded a $163,444 federal contract for air end overhauls on high-pressure air compressors from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

*Brava Metal Supply Corp., Buffalo, was awarded an $87,166 federal contract for metallic tubes from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

*Avox Systems, Lancaster, was awarded an $86,496 federal contract for oxygen check valves from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

*Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, received a $270,098 contract for converter parts kits from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

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>Patents

Title: "Head alignment trainer"

No.: 8,157,663

Inventors: Winkelsas, Joseph (Williamsville); Lynch, Stephen (North Tonawanda)

Date issued: April 17, 2012

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Title: "Catalysts for fluoroolefins hydrogenation"

No.: 8,158,549

Inventors: Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: April 17, 2012