From Business Today:
A Bishop Timon grad, now the chief executive officer of a $1 billion language personnel company, returns to his alma mater today to give the school's commencement address. Chris Taylor is chief executive of Mission Essential Personnel, a specialized employment agency that provides highly trained workers to government and corporate clients around the world. It searches out linguists fluent in some of the world's most obscure languages and dialects, screens them, trains them, and puts them to work around the globe. Many are embedded with the U.S. military in Afghanistan. Two other executives at the Washington, D.C. company are also from Buffalo, vice president of human resources Rob Bogart (seated left) is an '86 Timon grad and executive vice president and chief of staff Sunil Ramchand (seated right) graduated from Canisius in 1991.
The Olympic Towers, the owners of which have been struggling to find a buyer, has had four tenants renew their leases. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the retailer Gourmet Store, a small law firm and a small marketing research and polling firm all signed leases. The terms vary from three to 10 years. The court is the building's second-largest tenant. The Pearl Street building has been up for sale for more than a year, with a price tag of $3.9 million.
Moog Inc. has acquired Santa Clara, California-based motor-maker Animatics. Moog supplied Animatics with motor components in the past. The $25 million deal will expand the Elma company's line of industrial components.
Who's getting hired, promoted and honored?
Speaking of motoring...