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On the Record / December 24, 2014


Hilbert College has named Ted Pietrzak interim vice president for institutional advancement through the spring 2015 semester. He manages Ted Pietrzak and Associates (TP+A), a consulting firm serving not-for-profit organizations. Pietrzak had previously served as the director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.


Jack W. Hunt & Associates named Jessica Komara, Marissa Ashcroft and Caroline Rudzinski court reporters. Komerea and Rudzinski graduated from the Stenographic Institute of Western New York. Ashcroft graduated from Alfred State College.

Company Connections

Sonwil Distribution Center, a Buffalo-based logistics solutions provider, was named one of Food Logistics magazine’s “Top National 3PL and Cold Storage Providers” for the second consecutive year. The designation comes from a well-respected logistics industry publication.


White Oak Power, a Lily Dale-based alternative fuel solutions provider, was chosen by Lancaster, Pa.-based Rhoads Energy to facilitate the upgrade of eight of its fleet vehicles to run on propane. Conversion kits will be supplied by American Alternative Fuels (vapor) and ICOM (liquid) with the installations done by Chapman Ford. Also, White Oak Power was chosen by a DuBois, Pa., company, Paris Transportation, to upgrade 23 of its vehicles to run on direct injection liquid propane. Conversion kits will be supplied by ICOM and the installations done by a Mahafey, Pa. shop, Alternative Fuel Solutions.


Title: Compositions for modulating a kinase cascade and methods of use thereof

No.: 8,901,297

Inventors: Hangauer Jr., David G. (Lancaster); Patra, Debasis (Manlius); Cody, Jeremy A. (Clifton Springs); Palmer, Grant J. (Nashville, Tenn.); Isbester, Paul K. (Castleton on Hudson); Salsbury, Jonathon (Madison, Wis.)

Assignee: Kinex Pharmaceuticals (Buffalo)

Date issued: Dec. 2, 2014


Title: Adsorption process for the dehydration of alcohol

No.: 8,901,359

Inventors: Brown, Christopher (Buffalo); Simo, Marion (Kenmore)

Date issued: Dec. 2, 2014