By: Buffalo Manufacturing Works Team | March 9th, 2017

Buffalo, NY – EWI announced that it has added three new team members at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Two of the new employees, Ron Aman and Ryan Hurley, will support the rapidly growing additive manufacturing team as customer demand grows for EWI’s expertise in this technology focus area.

Ron Aman
Ron Aman

Ron Aman joined Buffalo Manufacturing works as a Senior Engineer. He comes from the Rochester Institute of Technology and prior to earning his advanced degrees in engineering he served in the U.S. Navy as Nuclear Propulsion Operator. Aman will focus on large format additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development projects with manufacturers from around the country at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. He earned a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Ryan Hurley
Ryan Hurley

Ryan Hurley was hired as a Project Engineer and comes from Sciaky Inc., a leading provider of metal AM solutions located in Chicago, IL. He has extensive experience with electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) applications and will be helping clients explore the technology and develop applications to increase competitiveness. Buffalo Manufacturing Works received a Sciaky EBAM machine in early March. Hurley earned his a materials science engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“As Buffalo Manufacturing Works approaches its second anniversary, EWI continues to add members to our additive manufacturing team due to the growing interest in this technology focus area from clients around the country,” said Michael Ulbrich, President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works. “With world class equipment in house, it’s vital to have the right people in place to develop world class capabilities for our client. We are proud to have both Ron and Ryan join our growing engineering team.”

Rhonda Lombardo
Rhonda Lombardo

Buffalo Manufacturing Works also welcomes Rhonda Lombardo as their new Office Manager. She previously served in same capacity at OmniSeq, The Bonadio Group and Collins & Maxwell, LLP. She is a graduate of Houghton College and Bryant & Stratton College.

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.


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, 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 three primary technology focus areas: Advanced Automation, Additive Manufacturing and Metrology & Inspection. For more information, visit

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