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Frederick Heier Jr. has joined the Student Loan Corp. as priority services specialist, while Scott Kasperek has been hired as senior project manager. Michael Hoag has joined the company as a data transmission specialist within the technology unit, while Matt Chupak recently joined the firm to provide change/configuration management support for all internal and external client/server-based software applications. Janice Stiles has joined the company as manager of decision analysis services, and John Loser has been hired as manager of data repository services. Charles Buechel has been hired as a Web interface designer, and Kellie McTammany joins the organization with more than eight years of Web and application development experience.

Refracton Technologies Corp. has appointed Taki Negas to the position of vice president of technology. He previously worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Westinghouse Corp.

Richard Dollinger has joined Underberg & Kessler LLP as senior counsel. Dollinger previously served as a New York State senator and was a partner at Barrett, Greisberger, Dollinger, Fletcher, Peartree & Tallon LLP.

Jaeckle, Fleisch-mann & Mugel LLP has named Montieth Estes as managing partner of its Rochester office. Estes is a member of the firm’s business and corporate, emerging company and intellectual property practice groups. He concentrates his practice on advising emerging high-tech companies on legal and business issues, including how to develop and protect their intellectual property assets and secure various stages of funding.

Brown & Brown Insurance of Rochester, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., announces the formation of a joint employee benefits practice between its Rochester and Buffalo offices. Michael Faillace has been hired as managing director of the combined operations. Faillace brings to the position nearly 15 years’ experience designing, implementing and managing employee benefits programs for mid- to large-sized companies.

FSI Systems Inc. announces the following organizational changes: Jim Behrens has been promoted to software design and quality manager, while Chris Brazener has joined the firm as embedded developer. Jeff Myers has been promoted to the position of PCB design manager, and Igor Orlovich has been promoted to hardware design manager. Tim Whitcomb has joined the firm as sales manager. FSI has opened a software development center in Houston that will be headed by James Halstead. He also will work from the company’s Rochester facility.

New England Financial announces that Diane Michael has joined the Compass Group of Upstate New York as a financial associate.

Laura Oliveri has been promoted to assistant vice president at Marsh, a unit of Marsh & McLennan Cos. Oliveri will be responsible for the day-to-day management of small commercial property and casualty accounts. She joined the firm in 1992.

Allendale Columbia School has hired Seth O’Bryan to teach in the mathematics department in the Upper School.

Airflow Catalyst Systems announces the appointment of Henry Gysling to the position of technical director. Gysling brings more than 30 years’ experience in catalysis to the firm and will be responsible for the development of new products and overseeing all technical aspects of the company’s technology.

Bausch & Lomb Inc. announces that Robert Uthman has been named director of corporate audit services. Uthman will be responsible for directing completion of a comprehensive IT internal audit plan for all global operations. Lisa Fawcett has been named vice president of marketing for the U.S. contact lens business, responsible for oversight and development of all contact lens related marketing programs. Charles Pellegrini has been named director of corporate audit services and will be responsible for directing the activities of the financial audit managers in evaluating the company’s internal control environment.

Matthew Abate has joined Stantec Consulting Services Inc. as a senior structural engineer. Abate brings nearly 20 years’ experience to the position.

Brinkman International Group announces the addition of Ed Kelly as vice president of sales. Kelly brings 18 years of sales and marketing experience to the position and most recently served as northeast director of sales for the industrial division of Pactiv Corp.

The YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County announces the following new staff: Tina Cipolla-Youst, chemical dependency counselor I for the Steppingstone Women’s Treatment Clinic; Melody Johnson, case manager for the young parents support services program; Christie Linton, case manager for the young parents support services successful futures for youth program; Jacqueline Moe, assistant teacher for Drop-in Daycare; and Keba Smith, residence assistant in emergency housing.

Ketmar Development Corp. announces the appointment of Jeffrey Dodson as director of sales and marketing. Dodson will be responsible for continuing to deliver the company’s message to its customers and markets. David Durinzi has been named director of estimating and purchasing.

10/21/05 (C) Rochester Business Journal

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