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Peace Bridge Duty Free in Fort Erie, Ont., has appointed Charles A. Loewen general manager. He has more than 20 years experience in retailing, most recently as store manager at Sears in Oakville, Ont. Loewen attended Universitaet Mannheim in West Germany, holds degrees in business administration and German literature from Wilfrid Laurier and studied computer science at Sheridan College.

Mobile Diagnostic Testing Services Inc. in Williamsville has appointed Christine M. Kruse controller. A certified public accountant, she previously was senior accountant. Ms. Kruse holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Oswego State College.

Cannon of Grand Island, a national architectural, engineering and planning firm, has appointed Kevin L. Sticht vice president. He will serve as director of operations for the firm's seven regional offices. With the firm since 1984, he was promoted to manager of operations for the Buffalo office in 1996. Sticht holds bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from Oklahoma State University and a master's in business administration from the University at Buffalo.

Bruce A. McNiel, president of Mark IV Industrial and senior vice president of Mark IV Industries Inc., has been named to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers in 1997-98.

The law firm of Saperston & Day has named Kimberlee Lupton Danieu, Daniel W. Gerber and Karen R. Kaczmarski associates in its Buffalo office. Formerly with the firm of Andrews, Sanchez, Amigone, Mattrey & Marshall, Ms. Danieu will concentrate in insurance, medical malpractice and product liability defense. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and her law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law. Gerber practices in the areas of insurance defense and coverage. Formerly with the firm of Magner & Love, he holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Bonaventure University and is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law. Ms. Kaczmarski, formerly a litigation associate at Magner, Love & Morris, holds a bachelor's degree in English from UB and is a graduate of its Law School. She will concentrate her practice in the areas of commercial, general and insurance defense litigation and attorney disciplinary defense. Also, Steven J. Weiss, a partner in the firm, was a featured speaker at the 18th annual Rural Housing Coalition's Affordable Housing Conference in Rochester. He discussed tax credit placement in the private sector marketplace and bond financing focusing on alternative project financing methods.

Preferred Dental, a recently opened facility in Niagara Falls, has named Dr. Laura Stoll a staff dentist. She previously practiced general dentistry at Buffalo General Hospital. Ms. Stoll holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. And, Elaine Fricano has been named office manager. She also will be responsible for marketing the facility. Ms. Fricano has more than 20 years experience in all aspects of office management.

Buildings Controls & Services Inc., an energy management company, has appointed David Ciminelli a project manager. He formerly was a composite material research engineer with the U.S. Air Force. Ciminelli is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering.

Ross Javens and Michael Bax of Buffalo have purchased a Superglass Windshield Repair Inc. franchise. Based in Buffalo, they service the Buffalo and Niagara areas on a mobile basis to homes and offices. The national franchise, based in Orlando, Fla., is an approved vendor for the top five rental car companies in the United States and for GE Capital Fleet Leasing Inc.

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