Join us at the Business First of Buffalo Manufacturing Awards 5.17.23

May 17, 2023 – Dopkins is honored to co-sponsor the Buffalo Business First Manufacturing Awards on Wednesday, May 17th.

Celebrating Western New York Manufacturers

Buffalo Business First Manufacturing Awards 2023

The manufacturing sector runs on the engines of ingenuity and talented employees. Buffalo Business First is pleased to present this year’s winners of the ninth annual Manufacturing Awards. The proud sponsors of these awards are Dopkins & Company, Erie County Industrial Development Agency and University at Buffalo Center of Excellence Materials Informatics.


Salvatore’s Grand Ball Room
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043


Wednesday, May 17, 2023


4:30pm-5:45pm – Registration, Networking, Food & Beverage

5:45pm-6:30pm – Awards presentation

6:30pm – End of event


For more information or to register, visit the Business First of Buffalo event page. 

Ticket prices and/or sponsorships apply.

Congratulations to the 2023 Honorees!

Manufacturer of the Year

  • Alkegen, Tonawanda. CEO: John Dandolph


  • Buffalo Abrasives, North Tonawanda. CEO: Jeffrey Binkley
  • Moley Industries, Lockport. CEO: Katie Hurley
  • Pine Pharmaceuticals, Tonawanda. CEO: Alfonse Muto Sr.
  • VSP Graphic Group, Buffalo. CEO: Trace George

General Excellence

  • Buffalo Games, Buffalo. CEO: Nagendra Raina
  • Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant, Lakewood. Plant manager: Anna Dibble
  • Peerless Hi-Temp Fabrication, Buffalo. CEO: David McKendry


  • Integrity Machining & Fabrication LLC, Lockport. CEO: Justin Reynolds
  • Red Disk Studios, Buffalo. CEO: Traci Ackerman
  • Starco Lighting Inc., Buffalo. CEO: Muk Musleh
  • T&T Legacy Metals LLC, Grand Island. CEO: Jim Terhune

 Minority/Women in Manufacturing

  • Bri Made It, Buffalo. CEO: Briana Ferguson

Operational Excellence

  • A&B Heritage Inc./ASI Signage Innovations, Grand Island. CEO: Bethany Bernatovicz
  • Chapin International Inc., Batavia. CEO: James Campbell
  • Gear Motions – Buffalo Operations, Tonawanda. CEO: Dean Burrows
  • HP Hood LLC, Batavia. CEO: Gary Kaneb


  • Viridi Parente, Buffalo. CEO: Jon Williams

Women in Manufacturing

  • Austin Air Systems, Buffalo. CEO: Lauren McMillan
  • Munschauer Inc. Buffalo. CEO: Grace Munschauer
  • Papercraft Miracles LLC, Buffalo. CEO: Janna Willoughby-Lohr
  • Stanley Steel Service Corp., Buffalo. CEO: Mary Louise Stanley

Workforce Development

  • Goodwill of Western New York, Buffalo. CEO: Thomas Ulbrich
  • People Inc. Contract Manufacturing, Depew. CEO: Rhonda Frederick
  • VIA Visually Impaired Advancement, Buffalo. CEO: Tammy Owen

Sponsored by:

  • Dopkins & Company, LLP
  • Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA)
  • University at Buffalo Center of Excellence Materials Informatics


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