Grassi & Co., Jericho, N.Y., has hired Jeffrey Cohen as tax partner.

IPD: Engineering, Syracuse, N.Y., has hired Dave McIntosh as a field representative. McIntosh has more than 35 years of building automation systems experience, specializing in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning trade.

Donelly Mechanical Corp., New York, has hired Bonnie N. Pfleiderer as account manager. She will be reporting to Dino Mangione, vice president of sales and marketing.

LeChase Construction Services, Rochester, N.Y., has hired A.B. Robinson as vice president of health and safety.

Linda S. Sanford, senior vice president of enterprise transformation at IBM and past chairman and co-chairman of the Business Council has received the 2011 Corning Award for Excellence for showing outstanding accomplishment and deep sustained commitment to the people of New York.

Commercial brokerage firm ERG Property Advisors, New York, has hired Clinton A. Botway, Shawn Campbell, Solon Karalesis and Ryan Freeman as senior associates.


Joseph Jebran
CetraRuddy, New York, has created a new international division that will be led by Joseph Jebran. The firm has been expanding in India and Great Britain during the last three years.

Joseph F. Raccuia, president and CEO of Finch Paper LLC, Glen Falls, N.Y., has been elected to the the Business Council's board of directors.