Buffalo, NY – Insyte Consulting, a non-­profit management consulting organization that primarily works with manufacturers, has named three new members to its board of directors. All will serve three-­year terms beginning in 2013.

Louis P. Panzica – Panzica is the President and CEO of Power Drives, Inc., a Buffalo-­based manufacturer of components for power and automation systems. He joined the company in 2001 as Chief Operating Officer. He is also a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership Executive Committee and the Dream It Do It initiative. He graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a B.A. in accounting.

Steven F. Calzi – Calzi is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Eastman Machine Company, a Buffalo-based fabric cutting machine manufacturer. Calzi has been with Eastman for more than ten years. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance at Danaher Corporation. He earned a M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.A. in accounting and financial administration from Michigan State University.

Kenneth P. Friedman – Friedman is an attorney at Hodgson Russ and is the leader of the firm’s Business Practice Area and its Corporate & Securities Practice Group. He is a member of the board of governors for the Shaw Festival and a trustee of the Buffalo History Museum. In 2013, he was recognized with the 2013 National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York Citation Award. He earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh Law School.

Officers of the Board of Directors for 2013 are: Dr. Thomas P. Stewart, Chairman; Kenneth P. Friedman, Secretary; Stephen T. LoVullo, Treasurer.

Earlier this year Insyte announced that it helped its manufacturing clients reach $1 Billion in economic impact in Western New York. The figure is the sum total of the benefits reported by Insyte Consulting clients since 2000 to independent third-­party survey companies working for the United States Department of Commerce. Part of the $1 Billion includes saving or creating over 7,200 jobs. To learn more, visit


About Insyte Consulting:

For thirty years, Insyte Consulting has been dedicated to helping Western New York manufacturing and technology companies innovate, grow and profit. Insyte’s experienced team works side-­by-­side with our clients to help them make lasting, positive changes in their businesses using an array of proven and cutting-­edge tools and methods. Insyte Consulting, a non-­profit organization, is the NYSTAR-­designated Regional Technology Development Center for WNY.

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