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On the Record: Feb. 16, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

First Niagara Financial Group named its top mortgage producers for the entire organization across its Northeast footprint during 2015. They include: Michael Kozlowski, Rocco Diina, Julie Symes, Ralph Basile and Stephen Pezzino.

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The owner and principal designer of room and michael P. design, Michael Poczkalski, made his third national appearance on DIY Network and HGTV as design producer of Renovation Road filmed in Connellsville, Pa. Also, Raelyn Woltz, an associate designer for the interior design firms, made her first national TV appearance as assistant design producer on the episode.

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Merchants Mutual Insurance Co. named John M. Foehl Jr. to its board of directors. Foehl recently retired from Government Entities Mutual, a mutual reinsurance company, having served as its president and CEO.

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The Interior Design Association of Western New York named Michelle Peller White of Chochkey’s, president of its board of directors for 2016. Other officers: vice president, Julie Deuble, Sierra Unlimited Construction; secretary, Barbara Reformat, Tiles International; treasurer, Karen Mattoon, Tile Shoppe @ Homestone Gallery; membership co-chairs, Carol Schaper, Carol Schaper Interiors and Janet Ramsey, Lowe’s; social events chair, Sandy Nelson, Design of the Times. Adviser to the board, Diana Augspurger, Creative Storage. Board members at large: Robert Reeder, Robert Reeder Interiors; Susan Conley Goltz, Design NY; Jordan Kelley, Bassett Furniture; Charlie Grifassi, Concrete Innovations.

Patents

Title: Integrated rotary valve

No.: 9,243,640

Inventors: Cavarello, Jeffrey M. (Hamburg); Czechowski, Edward S. (Orchard Park); Kolodziej, Robert M. (Varysburg); Nuchereno, Michael A. (Amherst)

Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Co. (Davidson, N.C.)

Date issued: Jan. 26, 2016

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Title: Internal heat exchanger assembly having an internal bleed valve assembly No.: 9,243,824

Inventors: Wolfe IV, Edward (E. Amherst); Kadle, Prasad S. (Williamsville); Kowsky, Carrie M. (Lockport); Bright, James A. (Gasport); Craig, Timothy D. (Williamsville); Kowalski, Gregory J. (Cambria); Zima, Mark J. (Clarence Center); Sabha, Nick G. (Lewiston)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies (Troy, Mich.)

Date issued: Jan. 26, 2016

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