By: Buffalo Manufacturing Works Team | March 23rd, 2016

headshot (1)Buffalo, NY – EWI is pleased to announce that The Manufacturing Institute has named Nadine Powell as a 2016 STEP Ahead Emerging Leader. This national honor celebrates women in the manufacturing industry that are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership.

Nadine joined Buffalo Manufacturing Works to lead business development efforts in December 2014 and has extensive knowledge of advanced manufacturing in Western New York and the needs of local manufacturers.

“Nadine has made a real impact on the successful launch of Buffalo Manufacturing Works in 2015 through her deep knowledge of manufacturers needs across multiple industries,” said Michael Ulbrich, EWI’s President of NY Operations. “She has immersed herself in technical details, seeking guidance from more senior technical staff and staying abreast of technical trends and developments.”

EWI CEO and President Henry Cialone agrees. “Nadine’s deep industry knowledge has allowed her to position herself and the organization as a thought leader. Her willingness to help and customer-driven approach earned her the respect of her colleagues in a very short period of time. We are proud that she is being recognized nationally for her contributions to our industry.”

The 2016 STEP Ahead Awards will take place on April 21 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works, a world-class resource for advanced manufacturing operated by EWI, is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion initiative. Since opening its doors in April 2015, it has nearly doubled its full-time staff to 14 people. 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, 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: Flexible Automation, Additive Manufacturing, and Machining & Finishing. For more information, visit

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

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