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On the Record: April 29, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

Cohen & Lombardo attorneys Terrie Benson Murray, Michelle Schwach Miecznikowski  and Erin Molisani were recently elected chaplain, guard and assistant guard, respectively, of the Philanthropic Education Organization’s local Chapter CM. The organization is an international women’s organization that supports women’s efforts to obtain higher education and advanced degrees through awards of scholarships, grants and loans. Murray is a founding member of local Chapter CM.

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Jill Fecher, vice president, client services at FARM, an idea cultivation agency, was elected to serve on the 2016 board of directors for the Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA), a national professional organization for the affinity benefits industry. FARM includes insurance as one of its specialties, along with retail, energy, financial services and automotive, both from the business-to-business and business-to-consumer standpoints.

Company Connections

ITT Enidine, a subsidiary of ITT Corp., is celebrating 50 years of providing solutions for energy absorption and vibration isolation applications to the aerospace, industrial, rail and defense markets globally. In 2006 ITT Corp., headquartered in White Plains, purchased the Orchard Park-based facility to add to its portfolio of industrial and aerospace brands. The company employs more than 250 people.

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Lawley Insurance Agency has qualified for membership in the Merchants Insurance Group President’s Club. The agency group has earned the President’s Club status for nine years, and this is their fifth year in a row to qualify. The Merchants Insurance Group President’s Club is composed of independent insurance agents who have demonstrated a commitment to Merchants and who have achieved excellence in the insurance industry. Lawley has been serving Western New York since 1956.

Patents

Title: Process for the manufacture of fluorinated olefins

No.: 9,302,963

Inventors: Tung, Hsueh Sung (Getzville); Chiu, Yuon (Denville, N.J.); Cottrell, Stephen A. (Baton Rouge, La.); Kopkalli, Haluk (Staten Island); Cerri, Gustavo (Parsippany, N.J.)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morris Plains, N.J.)

Date issued: April 5, 2016