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On the Record / July 23, 2015


ECR International Inc. President and CEO Ron Passafaro was re-elected chairman of the Hydronics Institute through 2017. Passafaro has been a member of the Hydronics Institute his entire career and has served on its executive board since 2007. The institute, comprising 69 domestic and international manufacturers of boilers and related components, develops standards, conducts certification testing and works with federal agencies, specifically the U.S. Department of Energy.


Local dentist Dr. Todd R. Levine recently became an American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Diplomate. ABDSM is the board for the national organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. His office is at 5862 Snyder Drive in Lockport.


Allstate exclusive agency owner Edwin Heary of the Heary Financial Group, was designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2015. The designation is presented to 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. The Edwin F. Heary Agency is located at 7170 Boston State Road in Hamburg.

Company Connections

KBH Foods in Buffalo was appointed by Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats to handle local sales, national accounts, and food show presentations for the company. KBH foods will handle promotions and marketing programs to build this Buffalo-based company. KBH foods has been working with local and national accounts for 14 years.


FB Displays & Designs was recently chosen by Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill to design and produce a new trade show display. The FBD2 team created a 10-foot display with a combination of static and interchangeable, tactile graphics, including a set for each individual product line. Schutte-Buffalo Hammermill’s new display debuted at the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis.


Customers and employees of Noco Express stores raised $20,000 to support the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. Throughout the month of June, donations of $1, $3 or $5 were collected at all 36 Noco Express stores through a paper T-shirt pin up campaign.


Title: Device and method of controlling a computer using centroids

No.: 9,063,593

Inventors: Schneider, John K. (Snyder); Kitchens, Jack C. (Tonawanda)

Assignee: QUALCOMM Inc. (San Diego)

Date issued: June 23, 2015

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