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On the Record / June 18, 2011

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services Foundation elected Steve Reszka president at the agency's annual meeting. Reszka is owner and president of Reszka & Associates. Other officers: Vice president, Kim Sardina-Smith, Fidelis Care New York; treasurer, Matthew Collard Sr., Harold C. Brown & Co.; secretary, Julie Mecklenburg, WGRZ-TV Channel 2. Members: Karen Antonelli, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner; Howard B. Cohen, Gross Shuman; Pasquale A. Greco, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Buffalo; Lisa Meyers-Alessi, Univera Healthcare; Susan Asquith, Travers Collins and Co.; John Bruso, United Parcel Services; James A. Bryant, Niagara Frontier Transit Authority; William Burgin, Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services; Ann Marie Ervolina, Catherine Fox-Evans, McMahon Agency; Richard Gallagher, retired, Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services; Paul Gugino, Gugino Insurance Agency; Chris Jenkins, Buffalo Bills; Ellen Kaminsky, Parkview Health Services; Brian Kruszka, Rosenthal, Siegel & Muenkel; Martha Lamparelli, Buffalo Board of Education; William Loecher, West Herr Automotive Group; Nick Magnini, WUTV; Susan Nablo, retired, Lockport School Systems; Paul Nasca, Integrity Office Supply; Michael Peca, retired, NHL; Andrew Tokasz, First Niagara Risk Management; Jason Weber, Robert Half International; and Alexandra Wehr, Key Bank.

TVGA Consultants, a Buffalo engineering, environmental, land survey and architecture firm, named Elena L. Stevenson to its computer-aided design team. Stevenson has seven years of experience working on land survey and infrastructure projects. Also, the firm named Matthew J. Crowley an architecture technician. Crowley has more than seven years of experience in the design and construction industry.

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>Company items

Fichte Endl and Elmer Eyecare, an ophthalmology practice with offices in Amherst and Niagara Falls, has purchased the new FEMTEC femtosecond laser from Technolas Perfect Vision, a joint venture between Bausch & Lomb's Refractive Surgery unit and 2 0/1 0 Perfect Vision. The FEMTEC laser is considered the most advanced technology to create the flap that is used when laser vision correction is performed on a patient. This laser will offer less suction and pressure on the eye for some qualifying patients, resulting in less flattening of the cornea and a more comfortable experience.

C.M. Black Construction Co., a local authorized Ceco Building Systems builder in Concord, was recognized for achieving $5 million in cumulative sales in 2008 at the recent Ceco 2011 National Business Meeting in Tampa, Fla. Ceco Building Systems, a division of NCI Building Systems, designs and fabricates attractive, energy-efficient, function-oriented metal buildings.

HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange, was recently honored by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership with the 2011 INNOVATE Buffalo Niagara Collaboration Award. This award recognizes an organization that has formed significant partnerships to support innovation and/or sustainability and the results achieved by working together.

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>Patents

Title: "Coated article with nanolayered coating scheme"

No.: 7,947,363

Inventors: Xu, Fengting (New Haven, Conn.); Ni, Wangyang (Latrobe, Pa.); Penich, Ronald M. (Greensburg, Pa.); Liu, Yixiong (Greensburg, Pa.); Derflinger, Volker-Hermann (Feldkirch, Austria); Quinto, Dennis T. (Wheatfield); Bauer, Charles E. (Pittsburgh, Pa.); Ding, Qian (Crystal Lake, Ill.)

Assignee: Kennametal Inc. (Latrobe, Pa.); Oerlikon Trading (Truebbach, Switzerland) Date issued: May 24, 2011

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