EWI Continues to Build Engineering Team at Buffalo Manufacturing Works

Buffalo, NY – EWI is pleased to announce that it has added three more full-time employees to the staff at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Matthew Randall has been hired as a project manager and Hari Krishna Kandasamy and Kenneth Kort join the team as project engineers. Buffalo Manufacturing Works, a world-class center for advanced manufacturing, is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.

Matt Randall

Matthew Randall joins Buffalo Manufacturing Works as a Project Manager in EWI’s Project Management Office. He has more than eight years of experience in international program management and applied research and development. Matt joined EWI in 2015 after working as a program manager at Zodiac Aerospace where he was responsible for the development and execution of multiple international commercial aircraft oxygen system applications. Matt earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and an MBA from the University at Buffalo.


Hari KrishnaHari Krishna Kandasamy was hired as a Project Engineer at
Buffalo Manufacturing Works. He earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in robotics and embedded controls at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Hari joins EWI with three years of experience as a QA\Test Engineer and Product Engineer specializing in robotics and embedded systems at various international technology companies. As a project engineer, Hari will bring his expertise to controls design and flexible automation projects at Buffalo Manufacturing Works.



Kenneth KortKenneth Kort, Ph.D. is also joining Buffalo Manufacturing Works as a project engineer. He was previously at the University at Buffalo’s NYS Center of Excellence in Materials informatics (CMI) and assisted with the launch of Buffalo Manufacturing Works through his role with UB CMI. Prior to UB, Kenny was a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences where he worked on their National Materials and Manufacturing Board. He earned both his B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University at Buffalo where his graduate research focused on the synthesis, characterization, and spectroscopic studies of novel nanostructured materials. As a project engineer, Kenneth supports additive manufacturing and materials development projects.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works is now working with more than 40 manufacturers in Western New York after opening its new facility at 847 Main Street in April 2015. For career information and job openings at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, visit the EWI careers page.


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 [email protected], 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 four primary technology focus areas: Flexible Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Machining & Finishing, and Materials & Testing. For more information, visit www.buffalomanufacturingworks.com.

About the Buffalo Billion
With Governor Cuomo’s commitment to invest $1 billion in the Buffalo area economy, which is designed to spur significantly greater private investment and create thousands of new, sustainable jobs, New York State is helping the Buffalo area to realize immediate economic growth to put “generation now” back to work while setting the foundation for sustainable economic opportunity for future generations. The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council – a top economic development plan award winner – will play a key role in how the funding is used to support the expansion of local companies and how to target the attraction of new businesses across the country and around the globe to come to Buffalo. To learn more about the Buffalo Billion, visit www.buffalobillion.ny.gov.