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On the Record: Dec. 17, 2015


Dr. Michael Brogan, Daemen College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, was appointed to the editorial advisory board for the journal Wounds. Brogan, a certified wound care specialist, joins other national and international experts on the board for the peer-reviewed journal on wound care and wound research.


Hearts and Hands appointed Glenda M. Cadwallader as interim leadership support to provide short term transitional leadership and aid to the board and staff while they begin a search process for a new executive director. Cadwallader was executive director of the Tower Foundation, established by Peter and Elizabeth Tower in 1990 to improve the lives of young people in Western New York and eastern Massachusetts, and ran her own consulting business working with not-for-profit organizations.

Company Connections

Stampede was appointed by Stewart Filmscreen, the Academy Award winning manufacturer of high-performance projector screens, projector screen material and specialty optical coatings, to serve as a key distribution partner in the U.S. and Canada. Stewart Filmscreen has been a leading manufacturer of made-to-order, high-end projector screens, screen materials and optical coatings for more than 65 years.


Wendel is celebrating its 75th year in business. Founded in 1940, Wendel was started as a civil engineering firm by Leon Wendel, out of his garage in Lockport. Wendel now has more than 220 employees and nine offices nationwide, including two offices in Western New York. Wendel’s services have grown to include architecture, multiple engineering disciplines, planning, energy efficiency and construction management.


Title: Online learning using information fusion for equipment predictive maintenance in railway operations

No.: 9,187,104

Inventors: He, Qing (East Amherst); Fang, Dongping (Naperville, Ill.); Hampapur, Arun (Norwalk, Conn.); Li, Hongfei (Briarcliff Manor); Li, Zhiguo (Yorktown Heights); Parikh, Dhaivat P. (Plano, Texas); Qian, Buyue (Sacramento, Calif.)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corp. (Armonk)

Date issued: Nov. 17, 2015