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Graham Corp., a Batavia-based maker of vacuum and heat transfer equipment, has named Jerald D. Bidlack vice chairman of its board of directors. Bidlack, who has served on Graham's board since 1985, is president of Griffin Automation Inc. in West Seneca. He previously was vice chairman of Moog Inc. and was president of the East Aurora aerospace firm's international group from 1963-91.

Diversity Training Workplace Solutions Inc., a national consulting firm in Williamsville, has named Lindy Korn president and chief executive officer. She formerly was commissioner of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. Ms. Korn holds a bachelor's degree in history from Boston University and her law degree from Ohio Northern University.

The New York State Commercial Association of Realtors has eleced V. Jeffrey LiPuma president. A certified commercial investment manager, he is managing partner at CB/Comvest Real Estate Services.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Robert Theriault as the Niagara Falls plant controller/manager, general material and merchandise control. Theriault has worked for Goodyear since 1969.

Independent Health has promoted Roger Duryea Jr., to director-research and development. He formerly was assistant director-product development. Duryea holds a bachelor's degree from Oswego State College and a master's degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo.

Lockport Savings Bank has elected Joseph S. Jankowski Jr. and Mary K. Nassoiy to assistant vice presidents. Jankowski joined the bank in April 1993 and was promoted to banking officer in January 1995. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from St. Lawrence University and a master's degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo. Ms. Nassoiy joined the bank in September 1989 and was promoted to banking officer in March 1995. She holds a bachelor's degree from Niagara University and an associate's degree in business administration from Niagara County Community College.

Lumsden & McCormick, a certified public accounting firm at 403 Main St., has named John W. Lindak senior consultant. He will be involved in the valuation of closely-held business interests. Lindak holds a bachelor's degree from Niagara University and a master's degree in business administration from Northern Arizona University.

The American Heart Association, Western Region, has appointed Suzanne M. Pfleger to the position of director of community development. She earned a bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College.

Re/Max of New York, Inc. has elected Ron Zaccagnino, owner/broker of Re/Max Excellence in Amherst to a two-year term on its Executive Council.

The Board of Trustees of Niagara County Community College has named the following dental professionals to the advisory board of its Dental Assisting Program: Dr. John Bonghi, Terri Lynn Lee, and Dr. Michael Marron, all of Niagara Falls; Dr. Alan Giangreco, North Tonawanda; Bonnie Snyder and Dr. Louise Surace, Lockport; Dr. Tejbir Oberoi, Buffalo, Dr. Paul Churder, Getzville, and Dr. Mario Violante, Lewiston.

Freed Maxick Sachs & Murphy, PC has promoted the following certified public accountants to the position of manager in the its accounting and auditing department: Shawn M. Frier, Denise M. Gueli and David J. Oestreicher. Frier holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Buffalo; Ms. Gueli holds a bachelor's degree from the Geneseo State College and Oestreicher holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the University at Buffalo.

Eric Mower and Associates has promoted Nancy Murty to studio manager in its Rochester office. Previously a graphic designer for the agency, she was an art director at Crowley Webb & Associates in Buffalo.

Toski, Schaefer & Co., P.C., a certified public accounting firm in Williamsville, has announced Michael P. Callahan and Elaine M. Green have successfully completed the CPA examination. The firm also announced the hiring of Kevin A. Sheldon as a staff accountant. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Niagara University.

Foundation For The Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C., has named Jenene L. Herring scholarship manager. A native of Buffalo, she formerly was enrollment services associate at Lynchburg College in Virginia. Ms. Herring holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in higher education administration from Temple University.

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