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On the Record / June 23, 2015


The Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors honored Peter J. Cimino, director for information technology for the BNAR, as the recipient of the 2015 Buffalo Award. The recognition is given for exceptional accomplishments in service to the BNAR. Cimino has been in the information technology business for more than 17 years.


The Business Incubator Association of New York State appointed Kimberly A. Kohl to its board of directors. Kohl is the business manager at UB STOR (Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach), the technology transfer and business incubation arm of the University at Buffalo.


Delaware North’s director of GuestPath Bradly Sax was elected to the board of directors of the International Customer Service Association. ICSA is a nonprofit professional organization committed to improving the customer experience through its members and the businesses and organizations it represents.

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Klein Steel Service, a Western New York-based steel service center, was named Metals Distributor of the Year at the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards, held in London recently. The annual awards program honors exemplary performance in a dozen categories spanning the entire steel, metals and mining complex.


The Travel Hospitality Division at Delaware North was awarded two food and beverage contracts for the Tampa International Airport’s Concessions Redevelopment Program by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.


Title: Separation method and apparatus

No.: 9,038,413

Inventors: Howard, Henry Edward (Grand Island); Jibb, Richard John (Amherst)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: May 26, 2015


Title: System and method for an oxygen system alarm

No.: 9,038,628

Inventors: Ratajczak, John A. (Lancaster); Kobziar, Danko A. (Williamsville)

Assignee: Avox Systems (Lancaster)

Date issued: May 26, 2015


Title: Children’s tray with placement indicator

No.: 9,039,079

Inventors: Huntsberger, Kurt J. (Arcade); Welch, Juliette Marlene (East Aurora); Van Huystee, Maarten (Lancaster)

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

Date issued: May 26, 2015