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On the Record / Dec. 29, 2010

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

University at Buffalo School of Management students Matthew Epstein of Great Neck, Daniel Gengo of Cheektowaga, Susannah King of Elmira, Kyle McJury of Fairport and Chunqing "Brian" Yin of Shanghai will share a $1,000 prize as winners of the seventh annual PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) xACT Case Competition. The competition is intended to help accounting students hone their analytical, problem-solving and teamwork skills by proposing solutions to a real-world business challenge. Mary Ann Rogers, assistant professor of accounting in the School of Management, was the winning team's faculty coach. The school's winning team will now compete nationally to become one of five finalist teams, who are invited to make their presentations at PwC's New York City office. The national winning team will receive a $10,000 prize.

Gov. David A. Paterson appointed Michael Robert Cerrie to the Fredonia State College Council for a seven-year term. Cerrie currently serves as the attorney for the City of Dunkirk and as a public defender for Chautauqua County. He also maintains a private practice in Dunkirk and worked for the Fredonia law firm of Gullo and Price from 2007 to 2009.

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>Company items

Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $44,950 federal contract for manifold valve assemblies and a $41,375 federal contract for safety relief valves from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $28,790 federal contract for industrial fluid cooler bonnets and a $35,486 federal contract for linear actuating cylinder piston rods from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Drs Icas LLC, Buffalo, was awarded a $31,500 federal contract for the repair and modification of circuit card assemblies from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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>Patents

Title: "Cylindrical bandstop filters for medical lead systems"

No.: 7,853,325

Inventors: Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Billings, Kenneth D. (Aiken, S.C.); Hauser, Bethany M. (Lockport); Hill, Brenden (Belfast); Kustra, Gabe (Cheektowaga); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Dec. 14, 2010

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