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On the Record / June 23, 2012


Management Quality by Design president William M. Hayden Jr. was named editor in chief of Leadership and Management in Engineering, a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Hayden, an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo, also serves as a director in the ASCE Buffalo Section. The publication examines contemporary issues and principles of leadership and management.

The Catholic Health Continuing Care Foundation appointed Vincent O. Hanley to its board of directors. Hanley is a partner with the law firm of Jaeckle Fleishmann & Mugel.

The Center for Plain Language awarded the 2012 Clearmark Award for best original document to Charlene Haykel and Renee Boltri recently at the National Press Club. Haykel and Boltri wrote "College Access: A Family Guide for Planning and Funding College" in 2010 to help families understand what to do to successfully apply for college admission and financial aid and precisely when to do it. Haykel, a former Buffalo resident, graduated from Daemen College and is currently chief executive officer of Simply Student Aid, a New York City company that published the guide. Boltri, an Amherst resident, graduated from Geneseo State College and the University at Buffalo and teaches at Nardin Academy.


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KI-PO Automotive Group, a Niagara County automotive sales group, retained J. Fitzgerald Group of Lockport as its Agency of Record for branding, marketing, communications and media/vendor relations.

Buffalo Exterminating, a locally owned pest management company, was ranked No. 92 among the top 100 pest management companies in the United States, based on annual revenues as compiled by PCT Magazine. PCT's annual list of the pest control industry's 100 largest companies is based on year-end revenues.

The Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road in Clarence, was the recipient of the 2012 Special Program Award from the Western New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging recently. The center's activities staff received the award for the Photorama program they developed to draw residents, family members and employees together.



Dunkin' Donuts presented a $112,867 check to the Muscular Dystropy Association as a result of a 10-day collection campaign across upstate New York. The donation will support the fight against muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases. Of the total donation, Dunkin' Donuts locations in Western New York collected $10,648 for the MDA Buffalo District, which will be primarily used to support the organization's youth summer camp.



Title: "Electrical power generation apparatus"

No.: 8,196,387

Inventors: Shah, Minish Mahendra (East Amherst); Jamal, Aqil (Grand Island); Dmevich, Raymond Francis (Clarence Center); van Hassel, Bart Antonie (Getzville); Christie, Gervase Maxwell (Buffalo); Kobayashi, Hisashi (Putnam Valley); Bool III, Lawrence E. (East Aurora)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: June 12, 2012