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On the Record / Jan. 27, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Continental 1, the not-for-profit organization charged with advocacy and oversight for the completion of a 1,500-mile trade corridor extending from Toronto to Miami, elected G. Henry Cook president of its 2015 board of directors. Cook is president and DEO of Somerset Trust Company and a member of the board since 2010. Other officers: vice president, Tom George, director of surface transportation for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; treasurer, Jack Ampuja, president of Supply Chain Optimizers; and secretary, Mike Glesk, executive director of the Bradford Alliance.

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Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled installed Rebecca Boyle chairwoman of its 2013 board of directors. Boyle is executive director of human resources and college support services, and adjunct instructor for Trocaire College. Other officers: vice chairman, Daniel Weintraub, Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub; secretary, Shari Cook, Erie County Department of Social Services; and treasurer, Lori D. Bannister, WNED-TV. Board members: Kathy Collado, Susan Emhof, Lesleylinda Lannan, Bradford M. LaSalle, Michael Rivera, Kevin Wicka, Paulette Ross, Rajat Singhal, and Herman Tate. Ex-officio member, Mark R. Foley.

Company Connections

The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York awarded Wendel, a design and construction firm, a 2015 platinum engineering excellence award for the Chatham Area Transit Intermodal Station Design in the transportation category. Wendel teamed with Georgia-based Cogdell & Mendrala Architects to design a transit facility that provides citizens and visitors with an iconic gateway to the architecturally historic Savannah, Ga. In addition, the project received other awards/honors: 2014 illumination award of merit for outdoor lighting design by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America; 2014 preservation award by the Historic Savannah Foundation; LEED gold certification and was featured in Modern Steel Construction magazine.

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Buffalo Heart Group, Ultrasound Department located in Cheektowaga, was granted a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing in the areas of extracranial cerebrovascular testing at its locations in Cheektowaga, Buffalo, Williamsville, Niagara Falls and Hamburg by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. The accreditation means that Buffalo Heart Group ultrasound department has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.

Patents

Title: Cylindrical object scanner

No.: 8,922,844

Inventors: Seifert, Scott C. (Buffalo)

Date issued: Dec. 30, 2014

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