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Taylor Devices names new CEO

Timothy J. Sopko, a Springville resident and University at Buffalo graduate, has been named CEO of Taylor Devices. He will receive a salary of $250,000 annually, according to SEC filings.

Sopko was previously vice president and general manager at Carleton Technologies in Orchard Park, a defense contractor that does business as Cobham Mission Systems. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University at Buffalo serves on the school's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Advisory Board.

Last year, the North Tonawanda shock absorber manufacturer named Alan R. Klembczyk president. He took over when longtime CEO Douglas P. Taylor retired.

Klembczyk has been with the company for more than 30 years and spent much of that time managing the company's engineering department. He will remain on as president under Sopko.

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