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On the Record / Jan. 23, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Buffalo Broadcasters Association elected Heidi Raphael of Greater Media, president. Other officers: vice president, Steve Reszka of Reszka & Associates; secretary/treasurer, Herb Flemming of Flemming Communications; chairman of the board, Dave Gillen of WGRZ-TV and chairman emeritus of the association, Don Angelo, retired local sales manager of WGRZ-TV. Directors: Cathy Oddo, Jim Safee, George Thomas Apfel, Ron Rice, Katie Morse, Pat Feldballe, Nancy Sanders, Don Yearke, Jennifer Stanonis, Mark Scott, Rich Newberg, Terry Fisher, Lea DiCenso, Mike Igoe and John Robshaw.

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Hodgson Russ promoted Daniel Dove, Amy Goerss, Michael Hecker, Nathaniel Lucek, Charles Malcomb, Brian Manning, Emina Poricanin, Seth Pullen, Charles Rauch and Michael Reyen to senior associates.

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The Buffalo Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society named Barbara A. Schaffstall president for the 2015 term. Schaffstall is a commercial account manager at K.S. Roth Insurance Agency. Other officers: vice president, Elaine Lovelace, K.S. Roth Insurance Agency; treasurer, Brenda Sokolowski, Vanner Insurance Agency; and secretary, Kevin Kubera, First Niagara Risk Management. Joanna Rourke of GEICO will continue on the executive board as immediate past president.

Company Connections

Curbell Medical of Orchard Park recently joined MedTech Association, a bioscience and medical technology trade association. MedTech’s mission of supporting the biomedical industry in New York State is done through a variety of ways, including educational opportunities, connections with other members, advocacy and public outreach.

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Buffalo Pumps, North Tonawanda, was awarded a $31,702 federal contract for shaft seal assemblies from the Defense Logistics Agency, Columbus, Ohio.

Contributing

Meals on Wheels for WNY received a $50,000 grand from the Walmart Foundation and a $10,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to use toward replacement of its industrial coolers. The agency is about halfway to its fundraising goal for the cooler project.

Patents

Title: Process for the production of HCFC-1233zd

No.: 8,921,621

Inventors: Cottrell, Stephen A. (Williamsville); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca)

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

Date issued: Dec. 30, 2014

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