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On the Record / April 4, 2013


Del Vecchio & Stadler named Josef A. Mejido an associate attorney. Mejido holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and a master’s degree from George Washington University. He earned his J.D. from the Rutgers School of Law. Mejido was previously a law clerk with the firm.


The Darwin Martin House elected Gary Praetzel, dean of Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, to its board of directors.


The Network in Aging of Western New York board of directors elected Dot Swift president for a two-year term. Swift is the administrator of the Council for Older Adults of the Health Association of Niagara County. Other officers: vice president for University at Buffalo relations, Charles Battaglia Jr., retired, Erie County Department of Senior Services; vice president for sponsorships, Dana Dee, long-term care specialist, Long-Term Care Financial Partners; treasurer, Kristin Surdej, owner, Laping Surdej Associates; and secretary, Anne Binga, social worker, Hospice Buffalo Assisted Living & Nursing Home Assistance.


ERA Team VP Real Estate of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania presented the following awards for 2012 production to the sales associates from its Ellicottville office: Cathy Pritchard, first in sales production and third in closed transactions; Tina Dillon, first in closed transactions and second in sales production; Ciji Riley, second in closed transactions and the ERA Team VP Most Improved Agent for 2012; and Melanie Pritchard, third in sales production. The following sales associates were recognized for their 2012 sales production volume: more than $1 million, Wendy O’Neil, Carol Thomas, Sandy Goode, Patti Crist, Harry Weissman and Andree McRae; more than $2 million, Greg Spako; more than $3 million, Ciji Riley, Amy DeTine and Melanie Pritchard; more than $8 million, Tina Dillon; and more than $9 million, Cathy Pritchard.

Company Connections

DCB Elevator Co., Lewiston, was awarded a $34,700 federal contract for morgue-lift preventive maintenance services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Cheektowaga.


Northern Dreams Construction, Buffalo, was awarded a $23,000 federal contract for fence panel replacement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Western New York Health Care System, Batavia.


Seneca Telecommunications, Salamanca, was awarded a $13,986 federal contract for motion detector and other security equipment from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego.


Title: Compositions, methods and devices for control and cleanup of hazardous spills

No.: 8,404,920

Inventors: Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

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

Date issued: March 26, 2013