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On the Record / May 30, 2015


Columbus McKinnon Corporation appointed Heath A. Mitts to its board of directors. Mitts is senior vice president and chief financial officer of IDEX Corporation in Lake Forest, Ill., a diversified engineered products company specializing in fluid and metering technologies, dispensing equipment, and fire and safety equipment to a wide range of industries throughout the world. The board is now composed of nine members, eight of which are independent directors. Mitts will serve on the Audit Committee and Governance Committee.


Zaxis Architectural’s Steven C. Purpora successfully completed all sections of the architect registration exam and is a licensed architect in New York State. Purpora, a University at Buffalo graduate, has been with the firm since 2007, working extensively on projects in the medical sector.


Frank Giumpa and the Giumpa Agency was designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is given to 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country.

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Mount St. Mary’s Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. To receive the award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month periods and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight quality measures.


Title: Pinch-relief hinged assemblies and children’s products including pinch-relief hinged assemblies

No.: 9,022,456

Inventors: Howell, William R. (Arcade); Smith, Charles D. (East Amherst),

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: May 5, 2015


Title: Method and system for producing a synthesis gas using an oxygen transport membrane based reforming system with secondary reforming

No.: 9,023,245

Inventors: Chakravarti, Shrikar (East Amherst); Drnevich, Raymond Francis (Clarence Center); Shah, Minish M. (East Amherst); Stuckert, Ines C. (East Amherst)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: May 5, 2015

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