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Erie Community College Foundation Inc. has named Ronald H. Luczak executive director. He will be responsible for alumni development, corporate solicitations and grant/scholarship fund raising for the newly-created foundation. Luczak had served as director of development for the Buffalo Zoo for the past five years. He is a graduate of Canisius College.

Joseph Palanker and Sons Furriers, 4446 Main St., Amherst, has appointed Russell Rizzo general manager. He has been with the firm since 1972. Jorgen Jacobsen will continue to serve in his present capacity as manager of production.

The Transportation Club of Buffalo has elected William M. Kavanagh president. He is vice president of marketing for Transcaribbean Trailer Transport. He lives in the Town of Tonawanda. Other officers are: first vice president, James Pyjas; second vice president, Walter Nowicki, and secretary/treasurer, Anthony Venturoli. Donald Brautlacht, Rodney Perdue and Gerald L. Garrow were named directors.

Hannaford Brothers Co., a Northern New England supermarket chain based in Portland, Maine, has named Rob Doehler bakery merchandiser. He previously was employed by the Peter J. Schmitt Co. and the Wegman's Food Markets bakery division.

Experiential Consultants in Management Inc. of Painter, Va., has appointed Karen Bullock customer service representative in its Grand Island facility. She is a registered nurse and previously served as a staff nurse and charge nurse at Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Pierce & Stevens Corp., a Pratt & Lambert subsidiary, has appointed Richard C. Robinson process engineer. He formerly was plant engineer for the Tiarco Chemical Division of Textile Rubber and Chemical Co. He is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, and is a resident of Cheektowaga.

Empire Trailways Inc., the parent company of Empire Trailways Tours Inc. and Alexander Travel Inc., which do business under the name of Alexander Tour and Travel, has named Christiane G. Park president.

She also will continue to serve as president of the company's two subsidiaries, a position she has held since 1984 when she acquired a 50 percent interest in the firm. Last November, Mrs. Park assumed full ownership of the Rochester-based company, which has branch offices in Buffalo and Syracuse.

Empire Trailways also announced three other appointments. Jack Barker was named vice president of transportation. Paul Burns was appointed safety and drug testing director. Jack Fraser was named charter director.

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