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On the Record / March 31, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

The Bonadio Group appointed Jason Clinton, a CPA, in-charge accountant in the small-business advisory division. Clinton, a CPA, previously was a tax staff accountant at Freed Maxick, earned a master’s degree at Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree from the SUNY College at Old Westbury. Also, the firm named Julie Miller an administrative assistant in the division of its Batavia office and Joshua Spears a help desk support technician on the information technology team. Miller is a graduate of the University of Rochester.

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Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ managing partner Keith Stolzenburg will be honored as the outstanding accountant in Western New York at the 59th annual Canisius College Accounting Society Banquet on April 23 at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. The organization will also recognize Michael J. O’Leary, partner, advisory, and global internal audit leader at Ernst & Young, with the Dr. Joseph R. Coppola ’40 Award, which recognizes the exceptional achievements of a Canisius College accounting alumnus.

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Ferguson Electric promoted Kevin T. Roland to director of engineering. Roland graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Engineering with dual bachelor’s degrees. He has been with the company for 12 years.

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Citizens Bank named Geri Wurtz a Colleague Choice Community Awards recipient, a program that provides donations to nonprofit organizations serving the local community. Citizens Bank will contribute a $500 donation to the Buffalo office of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, where Wurtz serves on the advisory board and organizes an annual golf tournament and dinner auction as a fundraiser for the organization. Wurtz was one of 20 colleagues recognized as a Colleague Choice Community Awards winner.

Company Connections

Labatt USA recently named Eric Mower + Associates social media agency of record. EMA now manages Labatt’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Mercy Flight, based in Cheektowaga, is the latest health care organization to participate in HEALTHeLINK, Western New York’s clinical information exchange.

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Moog Inc., East Aurora, was awarded a $100,002 federal contract for hydraulic servo valves from the Defense Logistics Agency, Columbus, Ohio.

Patents

Title: Compositions containing chlorfluoroolefins or fluoroolefins

No.: 8,974,690

Inventors: Johnson, Robert C. (Lancaster); Tung, Hsueh S. (Getzville); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Shankland, Ian (Randolph, N.J.)

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

Date issued: March 10, 2015

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Title: Process for producing 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene

No.: 8,975,454

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Tung, Hsueh S. (Getzville); Wang, Haiyou (Amherst)

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

Date issued: March 10, 2015

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