■ For the fifth consecutive year, Owens Corning has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in recognition of its sustainability initiatives. For the second consecutive year, the Toledo company was named the Industry Leader for the World Building Products group.
■ Aaron Thomas Brown will join La-Z-Boy Inc. in Monroe in the newly created position of vice president for strategy and analytics. Mr. Brown was formerly a partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group.
■ Jay T. Simonds has been named senior project manager at Mannik & Smith Group, a Maumee engineering and design firm. Mr. Simonds has more than 26 years of experience in geoenvironmental services.
■ The Center for Innovative Food Technology has hired Steven Hillard as the regional Manufacturing Extension Partnership manager for Northwest Ohio.
Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.
■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meeting at 7 a.m. Friday on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge. Questions: Germano Bressan, 419-249-6309.
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Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:
■ Thursday-Saturday: The Bostwick-Braun Fall Dealer Market, Park Inn by Radisson/SeaGate Centre, 1,000, regional.
■ Thursday-Sunday: Fast Wizards Softball — Fall ASA Eastern Qualifier, various properties, 300, regional.
The following U.S. patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in June and July, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at (419) 259-5209.
#D706,634: Bottle, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. Perrysburg: Megan Herman, Toledo; Joseph J. Balusik III, Ottawa Lake; Raul M. Paredes and Douglas Laib, Perrysburg, and Karl A. Reisig, Maumee.
#D706,635: Bottle, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. Perrysburg: Michael J. Lonsway, Toledo, and Vincent J. Bailey and Bruce A. Becker, Perrysburg.
#8,764,494: Power terminal block, assigned to Marathon Special Products Beloit, Wis.: Joseph Brown, Waterville and Tim Brakefield, Perrysburg.
#8,765,368: Cancer-risk biomarker, assigned to The University of Toledo: James C. Willey, Toledo; Thomas M. Blomquist, Perrysburg; Erin L. Crawford, Rossford, and D’Anna N. Mullins, Maumee.
#8,766,044: Soybean variety XB25F12, assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Johnston, Iowa: Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, Ohio.
#8,766,088: Dopant-containing contact material, assigned to First Solar Inc. Perrysburg: Long Cheng, Perrysburg; Akhlesh Gupta and Benyamin Buller, Sylvania, and Anke Abken, Whitehouse.
#8,766,520: Spark plug with ground electrode plateau and method of making the same, assigned to Fram Group IP LLC, Lake Forest, Ill.: Jerry Williams Reeves, Jr., Toledo; Jeffrey T. Boehler, Holland; Matthew B. Below, Findlay; Ovidio Bocanegra, Simpsonville, S.C.; Jayme R. Eastman, Westerville, Ohio, and Timothy M. Frech, Columbus.
#8,766,573: Systems for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning applications, assigned to Regal Beloit America Inc., Beloit, Wis.: Andrew M. Knollman, Waterville; Roger C. Becerra, Andrew C. Barry, Brian L. Beifus, and Steven A. Nardin, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Michael R. Koller, Columbia City, Ind.
#8,769,786: Trim and flame robot end effector with optional automatic blade-change feature, assigned to Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo: Chris Easton, Sylvania; Ryan Alexander, Darin Wells, and Rob Howells, Marysville, Ohio; Lonnie Thompson, Delaware, Ohio; Erik Aisel, Hilliard, Ohio; Gary Flavell, Harrison, Ohio; Diana Bush, Columbus.
#8,769,929: Exhaust system with a NO.sub.x sensor, assigned to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.: David Charles Weber, Toledo.
#8,770,496: Circuit for displaying the relative voltage at the output electrode of an electrostatically aided coating material atomizer, assigned to Finishing Brands Holdings Inc., Minneapolis. Gene P. Altenburger, Maumee.
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