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On the Record / May 24, 2012

> Hires/Promotions/ Honors

The Speech-Language and Hearing Association of WNY honored Salvatore Gruttadauria with its "Service to the Professions" award at its annual recognition dinner in Salvatore's Italian Gardens. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Diversified Services, which provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology services to nursing homes, adult day programs, school-based programs and outpatients throughout Western New York.

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The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants installed Gregory J. Altman as a director representing its Buffalo chapter for a three-year term. Altman is the chief financial officer of Somerset Capital Partners in Williamsville.

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Phillips Lytle partner Adam S. Walters recently spoke on a panel at a University at Buffalo conference titled "Beyond Jurisdiction: Wetlands Policy for the Next Generation," sponsored by the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, University at Buffalo School of Law Environmental Law Program, UB School of Law Clinical Legal Education Program, U.S. National Ramsar Committee and UB School of Law.

> Company items

Stampede Presentation Products, a ProAV distributor, announced that all of the online courses offered by Stampede University ( have been approved for continuing education units by CEDIA, an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home.

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Erie Engineered Products, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $937,368 federal contract for shipping and storage containers from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia.

> Contributing

Employees at Creditors Interchange Receivable Management recently donated $10,000 to HITS Foundation (Helping Individuals to Smile), an organization founded by Patrick Kaleta of the Buffalo

Sabres to provide support for underprivileged children and adults. In addition, Creditors Interchange employees contributed $15,000 to sponsor Carly's Crossing, an open-water swimming event in mid-August at Buffalo's waterfront, and $10,000 to sponsor "The BASH 2012," to help the American Red Cross achieve its mission of preparing for and helping those affected by emergencies.


Title: "Automatic shift dual-action tool"

No.: 8,172,650

Inventors: Caryk, Paul J. (Batavia); Caryk, Mary E., legal representative (Batavia); Geiser, Robert A. (Elma); Huber, Paul W. (Lancaster)

Assignee: Huber, Paul W. (Alden)

Date issued: May 8, 2012

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Title: "System and method for managing infusion therapies"

No.: 8,172,798

Inventors: Hungerford, Roger L. (Medina); Bui, Tuan (Buffalo); Colister, Gary (Clarence)

Assignee: Sigma International General Medical Apparatus (Medina)

Date issued: May 8, 2012