By: Buffalo Manufacturing Works Team | January 31st, 2018

Buffalo, NY – EWI is pleased to announce that Nadine (Powell) Hartrich has been promoted to Operations Manager and John Conway has been hired as Sales Director. Both will be based at Buffalo Manufacturing Works.

headshotHartrich joined Buffalo Manufacturing Works in 2014 and in her new role will oversee the organization’s three primary technical teams including: Additive Manufacturing; Advanced Automation; and Materials & Testing. EWI is the leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing, and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry.

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.


001_John_Conway_web_onionstudioJohn Conway, a proven sales leader in Western New York with more than twenty years experience, has joined the Buffalo Manufacturing Works team to continue the impact the organization has on manufacturers in Western New York and beyond. Conway was most recently a sales executive at Applied Sciences Group and prior to that held sales positions at local manufacturing companies including Griffco Valve and Buffalo Filter.

John earned his B.A. and M.B.A from Canisius College.


“As one of the first employees at Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Nadine has played a major role in the organization’s success since launching nearly three years ago,” said Michael Ulbrich, President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works. “She has the right skill set to lead our technical teams to deliver measurable results for our clients. With her promotion and the hire of John Conway, a proven sales leader with significant experience in manufacturing, we are looking forward to accelerating our work with manufacturers in 2018.”

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 $18 million on state-of-the-art equipment and has engaged with clients in a wide variety of industries on more than 100 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

About the Buffalo Billion

In an extraordinary recognition of Western New York’s potential, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has committed an historic $1.5 billion investment in the Buffalo area economy to create thousands of jobs and spur billions in new investment and economic activity over the next several years. This $1.5 billion commitment to economic excellence is setting a new growth trajectory for jobs and the regional economy. We are creating a region that is admired worldwide, that attracts more people to live, learn, work and visit; where entrepreneurs and businesses want to invest their time and capital; and where all our institutions reflect a transformative culture of inclusion, continuous improvement, adaptation and excellence. To learn more about the Buffalo Billion, visit

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