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On the Record / Jan. 30, 2015


The Greater Buffalo Chapter of the American Culinary Federation elected University at Buffalo Executive Chef Neal Plazio president for a two-year term. He has been the executive chef for UB Campus Dining and Shops for the past year. Plazio has been in the food and beverage industry for more than 40 years and obtained his degree from Baltimore International Culinary College.


The Medical Staff of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center, consisting of more than 250 members, elected Dr. Frank R. Laurri president. Other officers: vice president, Dr. Mark S. Mieth and secretary-treasurer, Dr. Jerome C. Andres, through Dec. 31, 2016.


The Buffalo Branch of AXA Advisors named Nickolas Dixon a financial consultant. Dixon earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA at St. Bonaventure University.

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The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York awarded Wendel a 2015 Platinum Engineering Excellence Award for the Horseheads Water Treatment Plant project in the Water Resources category. The design provided a unique solution for the Village of Horseheads when one of its groundwater wells was contaminated by flooding after Tropical Storm Lee.


Avox Systems, Lancaster, was awarded a $116,045 federal contract for oxygen masks from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va.


Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $583,393 federal contract for aircraft components and accessories from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.


Title: System and method for cleaning inkjet cartridges

No.: 8,926,060

Inventors: Moscato, Anthony V. (North Tonawanda); Cyman Jr., Theodore F. (Grand Island); Sabin, Jeffrey M. (West Seneca); Soltysiak, John R. (Blasdell); Rimes, Brett C. (Grand Island)

Assignee: R.R. Donnelley & Sons (Chicago)

Date issued: Jan. 6, 2015

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