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On the Record / April 29, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Paul Muldoon, a Buffalo-based ABL manager at Freed Maxick & Battaglia CPAs, recently passed the Certified Internal Auditor exam, which tests a candidate's knowledge of current internal auditing practices and understanding of internal audit issues, risks and remedies.

Ford Motor Co. named Marty Collins, a graduate of Amherst High School and Canisius College, general sales manager of Ford and Lincoln brands. Collins had been with Ford for 21 years before leaving to become vice president of the western region for Group 1 Automotive in 2006.

Phillips Lytle partner William P. Keefer served on the faculty at a Lorman Education Services seminar titled "Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers" at Hotel Indigo Buffalo-Amherst. Keefer presented an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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>Company items

The GM Salaried Retirees Club, consisting of members from the various Western New York GM plants, invites all salary retirees from this region to join the group. For information, contact Harold Kern at 741-4461.

Naughty Nits is a new local business that offers an in-your-home, confidential, organic hair treatment for head lice. British nurse Lisa Saul and American biologist Marnie Murray, concerned about the widespread use of toxic over-the-counter treatments, use Fairy Tales, a 100 percent effective line of organic products, during the in-home treatment. The products are available for purchase on the company's website at www.naughtynits.com.

SKF USA, Falconer, was awarded a $51,337 federal contract for cylindrical roller bearings from the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va.

Flynn Battaglia Architects was retained by the Historical Society of the Tonawandas for a comprehensive study of the society's collection, existing building condition, museum space and the feasibility for building expansion. The museum is at 113 Main St., City of Tonawanda. The firm was also retained by the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, in the former St. Francis Xavier Church in Black Rock, to assess and make recommendations for restoring the building's exterior masonry and stained glass windows. The center collects and preserves fine art from the many houses of worship that have closed in Western New York.

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>Contributing

Beechwood Homes Capital Campaign received a $1.2 million commitment from the John R. Oishei Foundation for its "Welcome Home" capital campaign. The funds are a combination of a $600,000 direct grant and a $600,000 program-related investment loan. The funding will enable Beechwood to complete Phase II of its capital project to provide household/neighborhood environments to all of its residents and to continue to champion and lead the person-centered-care sustainability model that will positively impact Western New York seniors.

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>Patents

Title: "Hydrogen fluoride compositions"

No.: 7,914,761

Inventors: Luly, Matthew H. (Hamburg); Pointner, Bernard E. (Buffalo)

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

Date issued: March 29, 2011

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