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On the Record / Feb. 26, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The Erie Niagara Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers awarded the following honorees: Engineer of the Year, Kevin R. Drozynski, customer facilities engineer with National Grid; Engineering Manager of the Year, Joseph S. Frandina, director of construction management for the Buffalo Bills; Young Engineer of the Year, Rosaleen B. Nogle, an associate engineer with the Buffalo Sewer Authority; Engineering Educator of the Year, Andrew S. Whitaker, professor and chair in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo; Basinski-Wohler Distinguished Service, Richard J. Kotecki, immediate past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Buffalo Chapter; and Citizen of the Year, Thomas P. Dee, president of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Company Connections

Buffalo-based manufacturer of size reduction equipment Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill recently opened its newly constructed test facility. The new lab, featuring a dual shaft industrial shredder, pneumatic discharge hammer mill, and laboratory scale gravity discharge hammer mill, is able to determine the size reduction capabilities of a wide array of materials incorporated in the industries of agricultural products, bulk solids, recycling, and wood processing.

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Western New York Dental Group has been re-accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care for a three-year period. This is the fifth consecutive time that the group has attained accreditation. Western New York Dental Group has 18 offices in two metropolitan areas with more than 50 doctors, 100 hygienists, 150 staff members, and more than 96,500 patients.

Patents

Title: 
Manufacturing process for HFO-1234ze

No.: 9,255,046

Inventors: Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Cottrell, Stephen A. (Baton Rouge, La.);Chiu, Yuon (Denville, N.J.); Cerri, Gustavo (Parsippany, N.J.)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Date issued; Feb. 9, 2016