WNY Economic Development Expert Joins EWI to Support New Initiative at Buffalo Manufacturing Works
Buffalo, NY – EWI announced that Elizabeth Callahan has joined its team at Buffalo Manufacturing Works. Callahan has been hired as Senior Program Director to launch a new program that will guide small and medium sized manufacturers through the identification, adoption, and deployment of technology and innovation.
The new program, funded through Buffalo Billion II, will work directly with this cohort of manufacturers to help them through the process of learning about, preparing for, and identifying mission critical technology. Once that step is complete, the team will prioritize the deployment of that technology. The program will be launched later this year.
Prior to joining Buffalo Manufacturing Works, Callahan was the workforce development manager at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. She has extensive experience in bringing together cross-sector partners to address critical manufacturer needs in our region. Callahan is a graduate of Purchase College, State University of New York.
“As Buffalo Manufacturing Works continues to expand our service offerings to help manufacturers grow and compete, we are excited to have Liz on board to launch this new program, ” said Michael Ulbrich, President of Buffalo Manufacturing Works. “Liz has spent years on the ground working directly with the Western New York business community and will be a great asset as we look to help more manufacturers make transformative improvements to benefit our entire region.”
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.
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 three primary technology focus areas: Advanced Automation, Additive Manufacturing and Metrology & Inspection. For more information, visit www.buffalomanufacturingworks.com.
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 www.buffalobillion.ny.gov.