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On the Record / April 1, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Lisa Stefanie, president of TripleTrack HR Partners in Amherst, was nominated for Senior HR Professional by the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association. This award recognizes senior human resource professionals who exemplify outstanding performance and achievement in Western New York.

Jaeckle Fleischmann and Mugel, a corporate law firm, recently elected the members of the firm's five-person Executive Committee: chairman and managing partner, Joseph P. Kubarek; vice chairman, Tim C. Loftis; and partners Charles C. Swanekamp, Nicole R. Tzetzo and Mitchell J. Banas Jr.

Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, recently recognized the following employees for their leadership and innovation with the President's Circle Award: Crystal Reinhardt, Jessica Valentine, Kristen Frisina, Andrea Kadryna, Kelly McCoy, Cameron O'Field and Lorraine Tripi.

The employees were recognized for their creative solutions to support the company's "Go Green" initiatives, conserve space and save money by digitizing processed paper claims for retention.

22nd Century Group, a Clarence company focused on the development of a prescription smoking-cessation aid and modified-risk tobacco products, elected the following to its board of directors: Joseph Pandolfino, founder and CEO; Henry Sicignano III, president and secretary; Joseph A. Dunn, associate dean for research and professor of pharmaceutical sciences, D'Youville College; James W. Cornell, president and CEO, Praxiis; and Steven Katz, president, Steven Katz & Associates.

RealtyUSA.com real estate professional Sherry M. McDonald was honored at the company's recent Awards Banquet as the top sales agent at her RealtyUSA.com office. This is McDonald's fifth consecutive year earning the top sales position at her office. She was also selected as a member of RealtyUSA.com's elite President's Council which is comprised of the company's top 100 agents from over 800 agents for all of Western New York and Rochester.

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>Company items

Buffalo Area Engineering Awareness for Minorities, BEAM, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of minorities and females entering the engineering and technical professions, named Turner Construction, a national general builder with an office in Buffalo, the 2011 Corporate Partner of the Year at its recent annual awards breakfast.

The company was recognized for its initiatives to support the BEAM mission through dedication and commitment to building the future of local students and the community.

Carleton Technologies, Orchard Park, was awarded a $659,692 federal contract for pneumatic accumulators from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia, and a $173,099 federal contract for air flow parts kits from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $197,000 federal contract for the modification of rotary compressors from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

ITT Corp., Cheektowaga, was awarded a $39,580 federal contract for fluid cooler bonnets from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Philadelphia.

ManSci Inc., City of Tonawanda, was awarded a $28,499 federal contract for automated alkalinity titration systems from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Geological Survey, Denver.

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>Patents

Title: "Quaternary oxides and catalysts containing quaternary oxides"

No.: 7,901,660

Inventors: Wu, Pinggui (Tonawanda); Xie, Rong-Cai (Anqing, China); Shang, Jian-Ku (Mahomet, Ill.)

Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, Ill.)

Date issued: March 8, 2011

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