Meet the WNY Invention Convention Judges

About the 2017 Judges

The judging panels are made up of professionals from all over Western New York. The judges represent many industries:

Electronics, Architecture, Digital Content, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Engineering, Law, Safety, Science, and more.

You can learn about how the judges score the inventions here.

Add your name for future consideration here.
Ana Arevelo,  Praxair

Gary Ball, Alden Optical

Nicholas Eadie, Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

Katie Farley,  Praxair, Inc.

Jamie Ferrie,  Praxair

Wendy Ferrie,  Carmina Wood Morris, DPC

Nicholas Jones, D’Youville College

Ali Kamyab, Synacor

Gary Lenihan, Wellworth Products, Inc.

Jennifer Mandina, University at Buffalo

Brendan McLaughlin, Simpson & Simpson, PLLC

Cherie Messore, WNY STEM

Philip Schneider, La Salle Concepts

Maulik Shelat, Associate Director, R&D- Praxair

Rob Spring, Goodwill Industries

Ines Stuckert, Praxair

John Spero, Praxair

Anna Swindlehurst

Garrett Swindlehurst, Praxair

Jeffrey Taikoff, Vishay Thin Film

Hanfei Tuo, Praxair

Melody Von Smith, Praxair

Bruce Weinheimer, Honeywell

Jack Woodworth, Mental Health Association of Erie County