The New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons elected Dr. James A. Slough to the board of councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Slough will serve as the single representative for all orthopaedic surgeons in Western New York. He is a surgeon with Excelsior Orthopaedics in Amherst and the team physician for the Buffalo Bisons baseball team.
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce elected Eric Fiebelkorn, of Toshiba Business Solutions, president of its board of directors. With the election, he also will assume the role of co-chairman of the Grand Island School Business Alliance, along with the Grand Island school superintendent.
Technical Search, a technical staffing firm in Williamsville, named Marlena Lippa technical placement manager. Lippa has 15 years of recruiting and human resources experience.
George Bidjov, a financial representative from New England Financial of Upstate New York in Williamsville, was recently authorized by the Certified Financial Board of Standards to utilize the CFP designation in his practice.
22nd Century Group, a Clarence company focused on the development of a prescription smoking-cessation aid and modified-risk tobacco products, appointed Caroline E. Bronckers manager for promotions and graphic design.
* Advanced Educational Products, Buffalo, was awarded a federal contract valued at up to $5 million from the U.S. Library of Congress' Contracts Services for books and library publication acquisition services.
* DCB Elevator Co., Lewiston, was awarded a $153,600 federal contract for elevator maintenance services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Western New York Health Care System, Buffalo.
* Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $90,000 federal contract for the modification of rotary compressors and a $90,000 federal contract for the repair and modification of cartridges from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
* DRS Icas, Buffalo, was awarded a $78,000 federal contract for the modification of circuit card assemblies from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
* Ensil Technical Services, Lewiston, was awarded a $4,836 federal contract for the maintenance, repair and rebuilding of equipment from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
* Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $52,414 federal contract for aircraft components and accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
* SKF USA Inc., Falconer, was awarded a $59,219 federal contract for duplex ball bearings and a $29,040 federal contract for cylindrical roller bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.
* Systems Technology, Buffalo, was awarded a $10,795 federal contract for point-of-sale units and additional software for the school cafeteria from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs, Reston, Va.
* Tecmotiv (USA) Inc., Niagara Falls, was awarded a $54,900 federal contract for piston ring sets and a $36,917 federal contract for metal tube assemblies from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.
* Trinity Biotech, Jamestown, was awarded a $3,954 federal contract for medical laboratory equipment from the U.S. Department of State, Arlington, Va.
Title: "Chalcogenoxanthylium dyes for purging blood pathogens and for photodynamic therapy"
Inventors: Detty, Michael R. (Rochester); Donnelly, David J. (Buffalo)
Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)
Date issued: March 15, 2011
Title: "Method for uncovering hidden Markov models"
Inventor: Galick, Albert (Buffalo)
Date issued: March 22, 2011