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On the Record / March 26, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Key Video Productions, a Cheektowaga-based video and Web-based marketing tool provider, named John Gannon senior editor and producer of Internet videos.

First Niagara Bank promoted Vincent Laurendi to business development officer at the Niagara Falls branch.

Parsons Brinckerhoff, a consulting, planning, engineering and program/construction management organization, named Daniel Blamowski a lead civil engineer, Ronald Bochenek a senior planner and Salvatore Collana a structural engineer in the firm's Buffalo office. Blamowski, a University at Buffalo graduate, has 12 years of experience in project management and engineering. Bochenek, an urban and regional planning expert, holds master's and bachelor's degrees from UB. Collana also holds master's and bachelor's degrees from UB and has 14 years of structural engineering experience, designing and managing bridge construction, rehabilitation and inspection projects.

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>Company items

Meritain Health, formerly North American Health Plans, has again been ranked by an industry trade publication as the fifth-largest provider of consumer-driven health plans nationwide. The Amherst-based third-party health plan administrator maintained its ranking by Business Insurance magazine for the second straight year. The magazine ranked companies based on the number of total covered lives at employer clients in 2009. The company employs more than 1,400 in its Amherst headquarters and 30 regional offices across the country.

SKF USA of Falconer was awarded a $40,585 federal contract for annular ball bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center in Richmond, Va.

Anabec Inc., of Clarence, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $125,000 for cleaning equipment and supplies from the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service in Fort Worth, Texas.

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>Patents

Title: "Solvent compositions containing chlorofluoroolefins or fluoroolefins"

No.: 7,674,756

Inventors: Johnson, Robert C. (Lancaster); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown, N.J.)

Date issued: March 9, 2010

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