Meet the WNY Invention Convention Judges

About the 2016 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,  R&D Development Specialist- Praxair

Ray Bednarski, President- Kideney Architects, P.C.

Gary Ball, Project Manufacturing Engineer- Reichert Technologies

Shanti Coleman, Owner- Atomic Orange Productions

Scott Coleman, SQ Manager- Xerox

Lynn Dearmyer-Lee, Business Development Manager- TxMQ Staffing

Jamie Ferrie,  Lead Mechanical Designer- Praxair

Wendy Ferrie, Architect- Carmina Wood Morris, DPC

Conor Flynn, Intellectual Property Licensing and Strategy- Xerox

Mike Fox, Senior Lecturer, International Center For the Studies in Creativity- Buffalo State College

Aaron Hinklin, Director of Business Development- Synacor

Ali Kamyab, Technology Lead- Synacor

Drew Kelley, Inventor and Product Designer- Kelley Design Group, Inc.

James Kelly, Senior Development Associate- Praxair

Kathleen Kremer, Consumer Insights, Kremer Consulting

Jennifer Mandina, Associate Manager, Contracts- University at Buffalo

Shawn Matott, Computational Scientist- UB Center for Computational Research

Ashley Matrak, Accounting Manager- Praxair

Brita Moe, Captain- Republic Airways

Joseph Ott, Chair- IEEE Buffalo Section

Matthew Poeller, Vice President of Operations- Solidifi

Ann Seyboldt, Senior Technology Business Analyst- Praxair

Maulik Shelat, Associate Director, R&D- Praxair

John Spero, Development Professional

Garrett Swindlehurst, R&D Development Specialist- Praxair

John Taylor, R&D Electrical Engineering Manager- Ametek Reichert

Pamela Tebibi, Healthcare Applications Engineer- Praxair

Hanfei Tuo, R&D Development Specialist- Praxair

Jordan Walbesser, Senior Associate- Hodgson Russ

Jack Woodworth, Chief Operating Officer- Mental Health Association of Erie County