EWI Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expert to Technology Leader

headshot 2Buffalo, NY – EWI is pleased to announce that Francisco Medina, Jr. Ph.D. has been promoted to Additive Manufacturing (AM) Leader and will oversee the AM technology focus area for the company across its three locations. He will continue to be based at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Medina joined EWI in early 2016 and has since played a key role in building world-class AM capabilities and technology at the organization over the last year.

“Frank Medina has exceeded our high expectations for him as a leader in EWI’s additive manufacturing technology focus area,” said Michael Ulbrich, President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works. “He has been effective in client engagement, innovative in project solution development, and instrumental in growing our AM capabilities throughout the organization.”

Tom McGaughy, EWI’s Director of Technology adds, “Frank recognizes how AM technologies are transforming the manufacturing landscape. We look forward to seeing him execute his vision for how our organization will be proactive in helping manufacturers innovate.”

Medina earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a leading multi-disciplinary engineering program.

Prior to joining EWI, he worked at Arcam where he managed its North America relationships and R&D activities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

“I’m very fortunate to work for a company like EWI that empowers my team with world-class resources. We are uniquely positioned to help manufacturers integrate new AM applications, deliver better products, and compete effectively in the global marketplace,” said Frank Medina. “In early spring, we are going to add yet another leading-edge AM machine – the EBAM 110 from Sciaky – to our facility. There are only five in existence and we will have one located at Buffalo Manufacturing Works.”

Buffalo Manufacturing Works, an advanced manufacturing center of excellence operated by EWI, is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative. Since opening its doors in April 2015, it has invested $17 million on state-of-the-art equipment, grown its team to 21 employees and has engaged with clients in a wide variety of industries on more than 80 projects.

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About EWI

EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry. Since 1984, EWI has offered applied research, manufacturing support, and strategic services to leaders in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronic, medical, energy, government and defense, and heavy manufacturing sectors. By matching our expertise to the needs of forward-thinking manufacturers, our technology team serves as a valuable extension of our clients’ innovation and R&D teams to provide premium, game-changing solutions that deliver a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. To learn more, visit www.ewi.org, email info@ewi.org, or call 614.688.5000.

About Buffalo Manufacturing Works

Buffalo Manufacturing Works, operated by EWI, helps innovation-driven organizations across North America excel by partnering with their internal manufacturing, engineering and R&D teams to deliver better products, grow, and compete. Located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo, the facility houses state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate applied R&D projects with members, as well as a team specializing in three primary technology focus areas: Advanced Automation, Additive Manufacturing and Metrology & Inspection. For more information, visit www.buffalomanufacturingworks.com.