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On the Record / May 1, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman director of marketing and business development Matt Chandler was selected by the American Society of Journalists and Authors to receive its 2015 Best Nonfiction Book for Children/Young Adults award for his book, “Side-by-Side Baseball Stars.” Chandler has written 15 books for children. He will receive his award at the annual ASJA gala in New York City on April 30.

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All State Fire Equipment of WNY appointed Cristina Will administrative assistant in its Fire Alarm and Security Division. Will has an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree from Bryant & Stratton.

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A team of four first-year MBA students in the University at Buffalo School of Management, Rohit Sallagundla of Hyderabad, India; Erin Dings of Hamburg; Ryan Fogle of Buffalo; and Seong Hee (Luke) Kim of Qingdao, China, won the annual Whitman Case Competition recently at Syracuse University. This is the fifth consecutive year a UB School of Management team has finished in the top two at the case competition. Another School of Management team took third place: Ashith Shetty of Mangalore, India; Frank Koelbel of Islip; Alison Lee Williams, of Rochester; and Aditya Yellapantula, of Visakhapatnam, India, composed the third-place team.

Company Connections

Carubba Collision opened its newest location at 7313 Northern Blvd. at the corner of East Taft in Syracuse. Yves Pierre Luis, who has been in the body shop business at Carubba Collision in Buffalo for eight years, will be the manager.

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Boston Valley Terra Cotta received three of New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation at the 25th annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. The award-winning Boston Valley restoration projects include: Conrad B. Dubenstein U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 in East Harlem and the Kings Theater.

Patents

Title: Azeotropic compositions of 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane and hydrogen fluoride

No.: 8,999,909

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (West Seneca); Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst); Hulse, Ryan (Getzville)

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

Date issued: April 7, 2015

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Title: Foams and articles made from foams containing 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HFCO-1233zd)

No.: 9,000,061

Inventors: Ling, Yiu Keung (Amherst); Williams, David J. (East Amherst)

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

Date issued: April 7, 2015