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On the Record / May 5, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner Business Valuation consultant Greggory P. Gallson earned the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. As a CVA, Gallson is an expert in preparing valuations in situations, including estate and succession planning, litigation, the sale of a business, or the development of a buy-sell agreement between business owners.

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HEALTHeLINK recently re-elected Dr. David Scamurra chair of its 2015-16 board of directors for a second term. Scamurra is president of Eastern Great Lakes Pathology and a member of X-Cell Laboratories. Other officers: vice chair, Art Wingerter, president of Univera Healthcare; secretary/assistant treasurer, Dennis Horrigan, president and CEO, Catholic Medical Partners IPA; and treasurer/ assistant secretary, Jonathan Swiatkowski, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Kaleida Health. Board directors: Dr. Anthony Billittier; Dr. Michael Cain; Richard Cleland; Dr. Michael W. Cropp; Candace Johnson; Kenneth Oakley; Anne Marie Odrobina; and Stephen Swift.

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Phillips Lytle partner Douglas W. Dimitroff last week moderated a panel discussion on drones, titled “Examining Opportunities and Challenges of Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” at the PCIA Infrastructure Show in Hollywood, Fla. Dimitroff is the leader of the law firm’s Telecommunications Practice Team.

Company Connections

The Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association selected nine Western New York companies as finalists for the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award, to be presented May 14 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens: Small Business Category, Advanced Care Physical Therapy, Eberl Iron Works and VoIP Supply; Mid-sized Business Category, Compu-Mail, Irish Companies, and James Desiderio Wholesale Produce; and Large Business Category, Calspan Corp., the Emerling family of dealerships and Great Lakes Orthodontics.

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Uniland Development Co., a Western New York commercial real estate developer, is sponsoring Dave Ramsey Financial Wellness course for 200 local high school and college students in Amherst High School and D’Youville College. Uniland has provided the course to its employees since 2010 and wanted to share the course with others.

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ATTO Technology recently exhibited at the International Security Conference in Las Vegas. ATTO will debut its newest additions to the ExpressSAS line of 12Gb SAS/SATA host bus adapters. Also shown will be ATTO’s family of FastFrame Network Interface Cards, which provide optimized storage performance for NAS systems utilizing surveillance hard drives from leading drive manufacturers.

Contributing

ConServe employees, along with the company’s “Matching Gift Program,” donated $11,230 through its Jeans for Charity Program in March to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester and Erie County. The Jeans for Charity program benefits a different local charity every month and, in exchange for a small donation, employees are given the option to dress down for the entire month.

Patents

Title: Integrated process for the production of 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene

No.: 9,000,240

Inventors: Cottrell, Stephen A. (Williamsville); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park)

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

Date issued: April 7, 2015

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Title: Independently actuatable switch for selection of an MRI compatible bandstop filter placed in series with a particular therapy electrode of an active implantable medical device

No.: 9,002,471

Inventors: Kustra, Gabriel A. (Cheektowaga); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: April 7, 2015

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