Freed Maxick Sachs & Murphy, a Buffalo-based accounting firm, has elected Stephen D. Holt director.
Crowley Webb and Associates, a local advertising, public relations and marketing communications agency, named Catherine Churchill of Williamsville an account executive.
Latina Niagara Importing Co. Inc. in Tonawanda named Charles O. Marazzo president/chief executive officer.
Saperston Asset Management Inc., a Buffalo investment firm, named William T. Ripple vice president-investments.
Anthony G. Blasting was awarded the National Quality Award for the seventh time, and the National Sales Achievement Award for the third time by the National Association of Life Underwriters. Blasting, of Kenmore, is employed by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Buffalo.
Building Controls & Services Inc. in Tonawanda, an energy services company, has appointed Robert R. Orr service operations manager.
The Kiwanis Club of Buffalo Inc. elected Mary Olds its first female president. She is president of Olds Management Group Ltd. Other officers elected are: first vice president, Henry W. Self; second vice president, Charles Minneci; secretary, Cathy Martin; and treasurer, John Meka. Dan Lesinski and Earl Lynch were elected to four-year terms on the board of directors.
KPMG Peat Marwick has named Michael P. Callahan, Connie L.A. Flint, Gina H. Delicato and Michael P. Warnes assistant accountants in the assurance practice of its Buffalo office. Also, Brian P. Peinkofer was appointed human resources business consultant.
Kranitz Scott & Associates Inc., an investment firm with an office in Williamsville, has named Roy M. Blumberg chief portfolio strategist.
Gregory Yambor, a paint technician for Collision Excellence in Lancaster, has successfully completed BASF technical training and has met the professional standards of the R-M North America wide Lifetime Refinish Warranty Program.