Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder and Weintraub, an Amherst certified public accounting firm, named Peter C. Schmitt IV a staff accountant. Schmitt is a recent graduate of Niagara University, where he earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting.
The Bouvier Partnership named John P. DePaolo special counsel in its litigation group. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton School of law. The law firm has offices in Hamburg, Elma and Buffalo.
The Western New York Safety Conference named Kevin Pollock of NYSEG, president. Other officers: Vice president, Pat Snodgrass, Unifrax; executive secretary, Paula K. Stuhler, Hagemeyer North America; treasurer, Brian F. Kelly, B.F.K. Associates; recording secretary, Steven L. Drozdowski, OSEA; program chairman, Jamie Zawodzinski, Goodyear Tire and Rubber; Public Relations chairman, Walter D. Garrow, Quality Inspection Services and Exhibits chairman, Sam J. Leone, Erie Community College. Directors: Dana McCarthy, Kaleida Health; Brian Kelly, B.F.K. Associates; Eugene Zinni, Zinni Training Services; Frank Tobias, Erie Community College; John Michalovic, Calspan; Maria Guizzotti, NYS Department of Labor; Sal Castro, Buffalo Crushed Stone and Jamie Zawodzinski, Goodyear Tire and Rubber.
Fortuna Sales and Marketing, BattleGreen FoodService and New Horizons, food brokerages in Upstate New York and New England, have merged to become Fusion Sales Group. The new company will provide food service customers with sales and supportive services across eight states: New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The company's offices are located in Elma, Syracuse and Albany; and in Lawrence and Stoughton in Massachusetts.
The Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is accepting applications for 2009 May C. Randazzo Scholarships. Scholarships are available to both undergraduate and graduate students attending area colleges/universities. For a scholarship application, visit www.prsabuffaloniagara.org, write to PRSA, Buffalo/Niagara Chapter, P.O. Box 1114, Buffalo, NY 14225 or leave a message at 879-0942. The application deadline for the $1,500 Randazzo Scholarships is Monday, April 13, 2009.
Tapecon Inc., a Buffalo-headquartered manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels, decals, membrane switches, custom fabrications and digital printing, recently invested in the Xeikon 3300, a digital color label press. The Xeikon 3300 will enable the company to offer high-quality, short to medium runs with quicker turnarounds and cost savings to customers.
Title: "Window origami panels and the like"
Inventors: Zimmer, Robyn A. (Snyder)
Date issued: Feb. 10, 2009