43North Finalist #1 – ASi, LLC

Every day, from now until October 28th, we’ll introduce one of the 43North Finalists so you can learn a bit more about their company!

First up is ASi, LLC!

Company Description: ASi’s rapid metal forming system will transform manufacturing by providing superior performing components that cost less. Our process strengthens metals which enable lighter and longer life components that will improve the performance of engines, implantable medical devices and more. ASi will return jobs to the USA by beating offshore pricing.

Background Information
Company Name: ASi, LLC
Company ‘s Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Team members: Glenn Thomas, Ted Cadwallader, John Moscati Esq., Professor Joe Mollendorf (SUNY-Buffalo School of Mechanical Engineering), Joe Probst

A Little Q&A
43N: What was the inspiration for your company?
ASi: The opportunity to truly make an impact by improving metal component manufacturing and in so doing create good jobs in the USA.
43N: What 3 personality traits do you think a successful entrepreneur should have?
ASi: Integrity, energy and drive, intelligence.
43N: What about Buffalo are you most excited for?
ASi: Working with a lot of great folks.
43N: What is your company ‘s greatest strength?
ASi: First our people, then our technology
43N: What is the most exciting thing about being an entrepreneur?
ASi: The opportunity to build something worthwhile, from scratch.
43N: Who are your professional role models? Why?
ASi: One is the late Mr. Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the implantable pacemaker right here in Buffalo. Mr. Greatbatch was a visionary with the courage to try something radically new and different – and better!

Next up in our series is Asana Medical!