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On the Record / Feb. 9, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Independent Health named Daniel Weintraub and Patricia Smith to its board of directors. Weintraub is a CPA and a founding partner in the accounting firm of Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub. Smith is the former president and CEO of Alliance of Community Health Plans, retiring in 2015 after nine years leading the organization.

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Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo named Dottie Gallagher-Cohen and Allen F. Grum to its board of directors for the 2016 to 2020 term. Gallagher-Cohen is president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Grum is president and CEO of Rand Capital Corporation. Community Foundation board officers include: chair, Marsha Joy Sullivan; chair-elect, William Joyce; vice chairs, Melissa Baumgart and Francisco Vasquez; secretary, Gary L. Mucci; and treasurer, Ross Eckert. Board members: James Biltekoff, Gary Brost; Anne Conable (ex-officio), Bonnie R. Durand, Lawrence C. Franco, Danis J. Gehl, Alice Jacobs, Alex Montante, Alphonso O’Neil-White, Jennifer J. Parker, Michael A. Piette (ex-officio), Katie Schneider, Richard Stockton, John N. Walsh III.

Company Connections

Kinvergent recently opened a branch office in Lockport to support the information technology community in the Buffalo-Rochester-Southern Ontario market with networking infrastructure solutions. Kinvergent supports all IT markets including universities, data centers, healthcare, K-12 schools, manufacturing, government and utilities.

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Harper International was awarded a contract to supply a hot cell rotary thermal processing system for use to treat waste from nuclear medicine production at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization.

Patents

Title: Drip chamber with integrated optics

No.: 9,234,850

Inventors: Bui, Tuan (Buffalo); Hammond, Peter (Rochester); Munro, James F. (Ontario); Postema, Luke (Webster)

Assignee: Baxter International (Deerfield, Ill.)

Date issued: Jan. 12, 2016

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Title: Wound barrier pad

No.: 9,237,969

Inventors: Antalek, Matthew D. (Getzville)

Date issued: Jan. 19, 2016

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