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On the Record / Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005

> Hires /Promotions /Honors

The board of directors of The Presbyterian Senior Care of Western New York, a housing and health care provider for seniors, elected Maureen W. Saab chair for 2005-2006. Other officers: Vice chair, Willard J. (Jack) Magavern; secretary, Joan M. Sanford and treasurer, Roger D. Bollier. Directors: Charlene Seekins-Smith and Jeffrey L. Wade.

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Stahlka Insurance Agency, part of the EMS Group, named Lori Brosius senior personal lines account manager, Jeannie D'Ambrosio benefits and claims specialist and Donald Fohrd producer at its Williamsville office.

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Family and Children's Service of Niagara, a Niagara Falls-based human services organization, appointed Michael A. Piette to its board of directors. Piette is a partner in the law firm of Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel's Real Estate Practice Group.

> Company items

Western New York-based accounting firm Freed Maxick and Battaglia was listed on the "Top 100 Largest Public Accounting Firms," by the Public Accounting Report, an independent industry newsletter.

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DRS&EW Network Systems of Buffalo was awarded a $68,247 contract for communication, detection and coherent radiation equipment and a $221,304 contract for electric wire and power distribution equipment by the U.S. Air Force Material Command's Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah and a $1.72 million contract for research and development work by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. and Erie Engineered Products Inc., of North Tonawanda was awarded $233,567, $127,266 and $60,368 contracts for shipping and storage services by the U.S. Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia.

> Patents

Title: "Computer enclosure air distribution system"

No.: 6,944,020

Inventors: Wintersteen, Douglas Charles (Burt, NY); Chatt, David M. (Lockport, NY); Pinger, Chad S. (Clarence Ctr, NY); O'Dwyer, Luke E. (Getzville, NY)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc. (Troy, MI)

Date issued: Sept. 13, 2005

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Title: "Echo cancellation through auxiliary-vector filtering"

No.: 6,944,290

Inventors: Georgiev Vladimir, N. (North Tonawanda, NY)

Assignee: Intel Coporation (Santa Clara, CA)

Date issued: Sept. 13, 2005

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