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On the Record / June 15, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Prometheus Books, an Amherst-based independent book publisher, promoted Lynn Pasquale to director of digital publishing; Lisa Michalski to senior publicist; and Jennifer Tordy to digital publishing coordinator, and appointed Melissa Shofner editorial assistant. Pasquale studied communication at Daemen College and Buffalo State College, and joined the company as a publicity intern in 2008. Tordy is a graduate of Oswego State College. Shofner, a Purchase State College graduate, is currently working toward her master's degree through Pace University.

Sagemark Consulting named David R. Burgio to its Select Member Program, which focuses on high-wealth clients. Burgio was invited to join the program based on his ability to work with very high net-worth clients.

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>Company items

Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $16,465,306 for physical properties testing and inspection equipment and a $2,626,854 federal contract for physical properties testing and inspection instruments from the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and Missile Command, Huntsville, Ala.

Oddo Construction Services, East Amherst, was awarded a $38,387 federal contract for the repair and replacement of floor tiles from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Watervliet.

Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $34,359 federal contract for the maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment from the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Command, Albany, Ga.

Conax Technologies, Buffalo, was awarded a $87,834 federal contract for cable and gland assemblies from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Lakehurst.

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>Contributing

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awarded a $70,000 grant to support Read to Succeed Buffalo in its fight to improve early childhood literacy. Read to Succeed Buffalo works to prepare children from birth through age 8 for kindergarten and the early grades.

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>Patents

Title: "High frequency PSA process for gas separation"

No.: 8,192,526

Inventors: Ackley, Mark William (East Aurora); Zhong, Guoming (Bellaire, Texas); Rankin, Peter James (Menomonee Falls, Wis.)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: June 5, 2012

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Title: "A-frame ladder with a flexible gate/barrier"

No.: 8,191,682

Inventor: Lipniarski, Daid J. (North Tonawanda)

Assignee: Confer Plastics (North Tonawanda)

Date issued: June 5, 2012