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On the Record / June 9, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Western New York Chapter of The Women's Bar Association of the State of New York elected Bridget M. O'Connell president for 2012-13. O'Connell is with the Center for Resolution and Justice at Child and Family Services. Other officers: president-elect, Elizabeth Harned; treasurer, Kara Addelman; and secretary, Molly Miranda. Local directors: Stephanie Mack, Jessica Foscolo, Lenora Foote, Sarah Ranni Dorn, Tasha E. Moore, Elizabeth Fox Solomon and Bethany Solek. State directors: Lisa Primerano, Laura Linneball, Elizabeth Kraengel, Anne Joynt and Jennifer Scharf.

Calamar has appointed Dave Carswell a leasing executive. Carswell, who received his MBA from Medaille College, is responsible for all leasing ventures for the company's portfolio of the Woodlands Corporate Center in Wheatfield, as well as the Compass Centre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

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>Company items

Fisher Associates, which has an office in Buffalo, earned the 2012 Gold Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies. This award is for a 3.5-mile stretch of Interstate 490 in Rochester including the replacement of the interstate bridge crossing the Genesee River in downtown Rochester with the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge. Fisher Associates worked with the NYSDOT and Erdman Anthony Associates to provide complex multiphase work zone traffic control plans.

No Frill Buffalo, a Buffalo-based publishing company founded by Mark Pogodzinski, released its latest book, "The Plaza," by Delaware author Guillermo Paxton.

OtherWisz Creative Corporation, a Buffalo advertising and design firm specializing in identity design and website development, developed three website redesign projects for local not-for-profits: Heart of The City, Peace of the City, and Configuration Dance Theatre.

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>Patents

Title: "O-clip vertical support fastener"

No.: 8,186,024

Inventors: Hatsios, Anastasios George (Buffalo); Hatsios, George Donald (Amherst)

Date issued: May 29, 2012

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Title: "Vented closure for container"

No.: 8,186,537

Inventors: Rosnak, Robert (North Tonawanda); Luong, Son (Cranston, Rhode Island); Nelsen, Daniel (East Greenwich, Rhode Island); Pereira, Michael C. (Smithfield, Rhode Island); Schubert, Troy (Groveland, Mass.); Smith, Daniel (Portsmouth, Rhode Island)

Assignee: Gerber Products Co. (Fremont, Mich.)

Date issued: May 29, 2012