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On the Record / April 16, 2016


AT&T recognized Benjamin Roberts for being honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Roberts was awarded a Silver Award for volunteering more than 250 hours in 2015. The award gives U.S. Presidential recognition to individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteerism throughout the year. Roberts is among 4,527 AT&T employee awardees nationwide to receive this honor.


The shareholders of Erdman Anthony, an engineering services firm with an office in Buffalo, elected the following directors to the Erdman Anthony Holding Company board for the 2016-17 term at its recent annual meeting: Stephen Easton, Curt Helman, James Noth, Paul Presutti, and Bruce Wallmann.


University at Buffalo researcher Praveen Arany, who studies wound healing and tissue regeneration, received the 2016 Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Arany’s work focuses on the therapeutic uses of lasers and light, particularly in wound healing and tooth regeneration.

Company Connections

The Pickle Ship, an artisan printing and stamping company specializing in high-quality letterpress printing, foil stamping, embossing and die cutting, was recently launched by Graphcon Inc., an Orchard Park-based printing services company. The Pickle Ship and Graphcon, owned and operated by brothers DJ and Matt Schutt, is located at 168 Thorn Ave.


Sav-Rite Pharmacy has recently moved into the Wimbledon Plaza at 290 Center Road in West Seneca. The owner of Sav-Rite Pharmacy is Akram Monssar. Sav-Rite’s pharmacist is Southtown’s native Michael Ilardo.


Title: Chemical agent for reduction of vector attraction

No.: 9,296,662

Inventors: Buckholtz, Harry (Lewiston); Richardson, Ronald (Hemet, Calif.); Tamimi, Akrum H. (Tucson, Ariz.); Gerba, Charles P. (Tucson, Ariz.)

Date issued: March 29, 2016


Title: Process for reactor passivation

No.: 9,296,669

Inventors: Wang, Haiyou (Amherst); Sun, Xuehui (Swedesboro, N.J.); Nappa, Mario Joseph (Newark, Del.); Kopkalli, Haluk (Staten Island)

Assignee: E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (Wilmington, Del.)

Date issued: March 29, 2016

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