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On the Record / June 14, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The board of directors of the Business Council of New York State elected two new directors for one-year terms: Alphonso O'Neil-White, president and CEO of HealthNow New York, and G. Thomas Tranter, president of Corning Enterprises and director of government affairs at Corning Inc.

Lisa Kropp, a coding and credential manager at Practicefirst, an Amherst medical management solutions firm, earned her Certified Professional Medical Auditor credential, which qualifies her to audit medical documentation, provide practice recommendations and propose solutions to physicians on improving the quality of their documentation.

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>Company items

Cannon Design, Grand Island, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $2,500 for architectural and engineering services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' National Energy Business Center, Independence, Ohio.

SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $308,293 federal contract for cylindrical roller bearings from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $16,465,306 federal contract for vibration controls for the U.S. Army by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

Practice Management Center, a physician billing and practice management company based in Buffalo, was acquired by McKesson Corp., a health care services and information technology company. The acquisition expands the McKesson Revenue Management Solutions team's growth opportunities in the physician billing and practice management market.

Practice Management Center's 180 employees serve more than 2,500 physicians in 125 practices in New York State and Pennsylvania.

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>Patents

Title: "Rotary wax transfer decorating system"

No.: 8,187,399

Inventors: Biernat, Krzysztof P. (Lancaster); Vaughn, David B. (North Tonawanda)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, Ill.)

Date issued: May 29, 2012

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Title: "Handheld charge indicator assemblies for children's ride-on vehicles, and associated kits and methods"

No.: 8,193,943

Inventors: Bergum, Mark J. (Clarence); Snyder, Timothy J. (Elma)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: June 5, 2012