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On the Record / June 10, 2015

Hires/Promotions/Honors

The National Association of Sports Commission appointed Peter Harvey to its board of directors for a three-year term. Harvey is the director of sport development for the Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission.

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VanDeMark Chemical, Lockport, appointed James E. Romano vice president of global sales and business development. Romano was most recently global key account manager and business development director at Chemtura Corporation in Middlebury, Conn. He earned an MBA from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. VanDeMark is a leading North American manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives.

Company Connections

The Bonadio Group has been recognized as a top accounting firm for women CPAs for a third consecutive year. Named as one of 10 CPA firms on the list of 2015 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women, The Bonadio Group was honored by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA). Firms were selected based on programs that retain and advance women while showing evidence that the firm’s advancement of women is essential to its growth and succession goals.

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Berardi Immigration Law will celebrate its 10th anniversary this month. Founded by managing partner Rosanna Berardi, the firm now employs a staff of 10 and has added regional offices in Newport Beach, Calif.; London; and Toronto.

Contributing

NOCO employees participated in a tree planting initiative with Olmsted Parks recently at Buffalo’s South Park. As part of its charitable giving efforts, NOCO purchased 15 trees, totaling an approximate $6,000 contribution to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Patents

Title: Process for 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene from trifluoropropene

No.: 9,029,617

Inventors: Nair, Haridasan K. (Williamsville); Nalewajek, David (West Seneca); Poss, Andrew Joseph (Kenmore); Zhai, Yian (Amherst)

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

Date issued: May 12, 2015

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Title: Recovering dis-occluded areas using temporal information integration

No.: 9,031,357

Inventors: Chou, Philip Andrew (Bellevue, Wash.); Zhang, Cha (Sammamish, Wash.); Zhang, Zhengyou (Bellevue, Wash.); Liu, Shujie (Buffalo)

Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC (Redmond, Wash.)

Date issued; May 12, 2015