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On the Record / Oct. 29, 2014

Hires/Promotions/Honors

The BEST Center at Genesee Community College named John McGowan director of business employee skills training. Since 2007, McGowan has served as Career Services coordinator at GCC. He earned an associate degree from GCC and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Brockport.

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PeroxyChem appointed Karl Kriger plant manager for Tonawanda operations. Kriger has more than 20 years of experience in global manufacturing for pharmaceutical and chemical companies. He most recently was with Ferro Corp. Kriger holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University. PeroxyChem’s Tonawanda plant manufactures persulfate and peracetic acid-based products used in environmental remediation, oil and gas production, and the food and beverage, industrial cleaning and personal care industries.

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Nothnagle Realtors named Eboni Hayes, a licensed real estate salesperson to its Amherst branch.

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The Roycroft Campus Corp.appointed four new members to its board of directors: Lissa Chur Tehan; Michael C. Anderson; Kenneth P. Smyntek and Donald E. Vidler.

Company Connections

The Weinberg Campus in Amherst and Fallon Health of Massachusetts have formed a joint venture to expand the services provided through Weinberg’s Total Aging in Place Program. TAIPP, a managed long-term care plan designed to let seniors live safely in their own homes, now will be known as Fallon Health Weinberg.

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Fetch Logistics in Amherst was awarded Best Broker status with the National Association of Small Trucking Companies. The NASTC Best Broker Program is composed of the top 5 percent of all brokers nationally.

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Visit Buffalo Niagara has moved to 403 Main St., Suite 630. The Visitor Center will be at 403 Main St., Suite 105.

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The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and the Erie County Industrial Development Agency have received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council, for their shared redevelopment project at Lackawanna’s Bethlehem Steel site. The $4.4 million project entailed building a new, 2ø-mile mainline rail spur to service the Port of Buffalo, along with the removal of rail tracks along Route 5 that had hindered development of the site. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony recently during the IEDC annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

Patents

Title: Selective conductive interstitial thermal therapy device

No.: 8,858,545

Inventors: Shafirstein, Gal (Amherst)

Assignee: Board of trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, Ark.)

Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute (Little Rock, Ark.)

Date issued: Oct. 14, 2014

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Title: Process for preparing decorative surface appearance in acrylic material employing anisotropic particles

No.: 8,858,850

Inventors: Weberg, Rolf Thomas (East Aurora); Koester, Marc (Buffalo); Neiss, Marie (North Tonawanda)

Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)

Date issued: Oct. 14, 2014

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Title: Two-stage submersible actuators

No.: 8,857,175

Inventors: Geiger, David (Orchard Park)

Assignee: Moog Inc. (East Aurora)

Date issued: Oct. 14, 2014

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