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On the Record / March 6, 2015


Quinlan and Company named Grace Gerass digital content coordinator. Gerass, previously a freelance copywriter and intern with the firm, is a SUNY Fredonia graduate.


Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel named Ryan C. Johnsen an associate. Johnsen received his bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College, and his J.D. from the University at Buffalo.


The Certified Public Accounting firm Brock, Schechter & Polakoff named Mark Kransler staff accountant. Kransler received his bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo and earned an MBA from Canisius College. The firm has offices in both Buffalo and Wellsville.


Nicholas J. Everest, University at Buffalo School of Management clinical assistant professor of organization and human resources, was awarded the Arjang A. Assad Excellence in Teaching award. Established with a personal endowment from Arjang A. Assad, dean of the UB School of Management, the award is presented every two years to a School of Management faculty member, with preference given to an undergraduate professor, who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership and a passion for the profession.

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Jeffrey L. Offhaus CPA, an employee benefit plan audit firm, successfully passed a peer review of its accounting and auditing practice and received a peer review rating of “pass,” the highest possible achievement in a peer review. This review was conducted under the auspices of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $71,432 federal contract for transmission housings from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va.


FB Displays & Designs, a display and graphic design company in Williamsville, recently completed large projects for Tuxedo Junction, Liazon, and Schichtel’s Nursery.


Read to Succeed Buffalo received a $60,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The grant will assist Read to Succeed Buffalo in fulfilling its mission to improve early childhood literacy and reading scores among low-income, at-risk students in Buffalo.


Title: Multiple layer mat and exhaust gas treatment device

No.: 8,951,323

Inventors: Kumar, Amit (Getzville)

Assignee: Unifrax I LLC (Tonawanda)

Date issued: Feb. 10, 2015