EWI Hires Two Team Members to Support Key Technology Focus Areas

Buffalo, NY – EWI announced that it has added two new team members as it continues to build its technical focus areas at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Mike Garman will join the advanced automation team as a senior engineer and Brendan Lewis will support the additive manufacturing focus area as a technician. Buffalo Manufacturing Works is committed to helping manufacturers grow and compete with access to the world’s best engineers, technicians and scientists.


Mike Garman brings more than 20 years of experience in automation with him to the Buffalo Manufacturing Works team and is relocating to Buffalo from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. He has extensive experience in design and implementation of specialty automation systems and has strong robot programming capabilities. He most recently worked at PaR Systems Inc. and Kawasaki Robotics Inc. He earned his bachelors in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Lake Superior State University.



Brendan Lewis has joined the growing additive manufacturing team as a technician to support some of the leading-edge equipment at the facility such as the Arcam A2X, brand new RPM 557 and the soon to arrive Sciaky EBAM-110 systems. Brendan comes to Buffalo Manufacturing Works after working as a manufacturing engineer at Staub Machining. He earned a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and graduated magna cum laude.


“As EWI and Buffalo Manufacturing Works continue to build our technical capabilities, our customers rely on us for innovative ideas and that means we need to have the right people on our team to meet their needs,” said Michael Ulbrich, President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works. “The addition of Mike and Brendan make our team even stronger as we take on more and more projects designed to help manufacturers innovate.”

Since opening in April 2015, Buffalo Manufacturing Works has more than doubled its fulltime staff to 16 people. In its first year of operation, Buffalo Manufacturing Works has engaged with more than 50 companies, started 35 projects and has had more than 2,500 visitors. It is a project of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative.