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On the Record: June 25, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized two Niagara University employees, Tom Lowe and Dr. William Boeck, as New York Environmental Champions during an event held recently at the LaSalle Vineyard Community Garden in Niagara Falls. Lowe is director of ReNU Niagara and Boeck is a professor emeritus. They were honored for their dedication to protecting the public’s health and the environment. Also receiving the award was Dr. Joseph Gardella Jr., professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo. A total of 28 individuals and organizations from across the state were recognized this spring.

Company Connections

Buffalo-based Zdarsky, Sawicki & Agostinelli has moved into new offices on the 16th floor of Main Place Tower, 350 Main St., in downtown Buffalo. For the past 25 years, the law firm worked out of Cathedral Place at 298 Main St. The firm employs 15, including nine attorneys, who focus on all aspects of commercial law.

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CTG, an information technology solutions and services company, launched a staffing subsidiary in Hyderabad, India. Computer Task Information Technology Services Private Limited will serve as a strategic platform to provide offshore recruiting and sourcing solutions to U.S. customers.

Contributing

Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its client pet support program, AniMeals. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for Meals on Wheels clients with pets. On average, the program serves 50 dogs and 80 cats in the region each month, and delivers about 9,025 pounds of pet food per year.

Patents

Title: Method and system for producing a liquid hydrocarbon product from a Fischer-Tropsch process using a synthesis gas produced from an oxygen transport membrane based reforming reactor

No.: 9,365,466

Inventors: Chakravarti, Shrikar (East Amherst); Burgers, Kenneth L. (East Amherst); Drnevich, Raymond F. (Clarence Center); Stuckert, Ines C. (Grand Island)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: June 14, 2016

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Title: Process for manufacturing coated filler particles

No.: 9,365,724

Inventors: Rose, Jeffrey Michael (Amherst); Hutchins, Clyde Spencer (Colden); Wyant, Timothy Scott (Cheektowaga); Karwas, Christopher P. (Lake View)

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

Date issued: June 14, 2016

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