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On the Record / June 20, 2012

> Hires/Promotions/ Honors

Personal Touch Food Service, a Buffalo-based provider of contract food service management, announced that its senior leadership team will remain in place following the unexpected death of CEO and owner James R. McHugh.

David A. Cervi, who joined the company in 1986, will continue as president, and Glenn A. Butler will continue as vice president of operations and business development.

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Lifetime Health Medical Group welcomed physician assistant Carrie Farr McPherson to its Amherst staff. McPherson will see patients of all ages in the Amherst Health Center, 1185 Sweet Home Road. A New York State board-certified physician, she earned her degree in physician assistant studies from D'Youville College and a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College.

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Jack W. Hunt and Associates, a court reporting firm, named Katiemarie Puntoriero a freelance stenographic reporter. Puntoriero is an Alfred State College graduate.

Also, the firm named Michelle R. Kwiatek a stenographic deposition reporter. Kwiatek has 14 years of experience. She also is a graduate of Alfred State College.

> Company items

Bartels Vision Care, operated by Dr. David P. Bartels in the Town of Tonawanda, has installed an ocular response analyzer manufactured by Reichert Inc. of Depew. The device enables eye doctors to measure the biomechanical tissue properties of the cornea. It is one of 250 such machines in use in the U.S.

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Buffalo Bites Food Tours recently launched its new three-hour walking tour of restaurants and food-related shops in Buffalo's Elmwood Village. The tours, offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, include six stops. For information, including ticket prices, visit www.buffalobitesfoodtours.com or call (800) 979-3370.

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HyGie-Tech USA and Buffalo BioBlower have signed a validation agreement to model simulated airborne contamination from Aspergillus fumigatus, a fungus found in soil and decaying organic matter.

> Patents

Title: "Propane gas tank rack"

No.: D661,371

Inventors: Willard, Mark (North Tonawanda); Marrs, Michael W. (Niagara Falls)

Date issued: June 5, 2012