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New EWI Hires in Western NY to Support Buffalo Manufacturing Works

By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Buffalo Manufacturing Works is operated by EWI


EWI is pleased to announce the addition of three new Associates to our New York team: Nadine Powell, Robert Herbeck and Alexander Kitt. In addition to their roles within our new Buffalo operation, the three will support the activities and growth of Buffalo Manufacturing Works, part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.

Nadine Powell, Business Development Associate, joins EWI from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and brings extensive knowledge of advanced manufacturing in Western New York and the needs of local manufacturers. Her experience leading the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturers Council will guide her in recruiting new members for Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Nadine earned her B.A. from the University of Buffalo, a certificate in Comparative Political and Economic Systems from Georgetown University and a M.S. in International Business from D’Youville College.

Alexander Kitt, Applications Engineer, comes to EWI with a broad knowledge base in nanotechnology, optics, electrical measurements, experimental apparatus design and machining. He previously worked as research assistant at the University of Rochester and Boston University. Alex earned a B.A. in Physics and B.S. in Mathematics from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Physics from Boston University.

Robert Herbeck is EWI’s Lead Maintenance Technician. He will be responsible for creating and maintaining the labs and equipment at the Buffalo Manufacturing Works facility currently under construction at 847 Main Street on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Bob joins the team with three decades of engineering experience. He most recently served as maintenance supervisor at Prior Aviation Services.

“With her deep relationships in the Western New York manufacturing community and recent experience leading the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturers Council, Nadine is especially qualified to help local businesses take advantage of both EWI and Buffalo Manufacturing Works,” said Michael Ulbrich, EWI’s President of NY Operations. “Bob is already working to set up our new facility for optimal service, and Alex’s solid background in both research and engineering are exactly what we need for a multifaceted resource center. We are thrilled to have these three Associates joining us in Buffalo.”

Through its partners, Buffalo Manufacturing Works has already begun working with numerous manufacturers in Western New York and will open its facility located at 847 Main Street in early Spring 2015.


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