Machine maker

It sometimes takes a kind of person who likes to build machines.

Kevin Brady likes to build machines. Very big machines, complex machines often containing thousands of parts worth millions of dollars. Machines that can make very small things, handling incredibly complex materials in almost impossibly intricate ways. Machines that require skills and competencies of which not many machine-builders can boast.

“We know how to build things,” said Brady.

Brady’s company, Ceres Technologies, is deeply immersed in the nanotechnology segment of the innovation network that governor Andrew Cuomo outlined last Wednesday in his third state-of-the-state message. Back in September, it was announced that the state had designated Ceres, which describes itself as “a global provider state-of-the-art process equipment for the world’s leading semiconductor and photovoltaic equipment suppliers,” as one of the first official suppliers of manufacturing equipment to the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), headquartered at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) in the Albany area.

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