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Sealing Devices Inc. earns Manufacturing Award

Buffalo Business First recently presented its eighth annual Manufacturing Awards and Sealing Devices Inc. — a firm founded by late Alfred University alumnus Terry Galanis Sr. ’40, ’19 H and run by his son, Terry Galanis Jr. ’19 H, a member of the Alfred University Board of Trustees — was among the honored companies.


ALFRED, NY – Buffalo Business First recently presented its eighth annual Manufacturing Awards and Sealing Devices Inc. — a firm founded by late Alfred University alumnus Terry Galanis Sr. ’40, ’19 H and run by his son, Terry Galanis Jr. ’19 H, a member of the Alfred University Board of Trustees — was among the honored companies.

The awards, presented virtually, were sponsored by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Evans Bank, Insyte Consulting, and the University at Buffalo Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships. Sealing Devices, one of 18 firms recognized, was honored in the category of “Family-Run Manufacturing.”

Sealing Devices is located in the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster and is a manufacturer of seals and rubber molded parts, and distributor and fabricator of gaskets, O-rings, thermal shielding, foams, adhesives and sealants. Galanis Sr., who earned a bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University in 1940 started the company in 1963 in the garage of the family home in Alden, NY.

Today, the company employs more than 200 and has annual revenue in excess of $76 million. Sealing Devices is a third-generation family business: Galanis Jr. serves as company president and CEO and his daughter, Elizabeth Miller, is director of sales.

Terry Galanis Sr. and Terry Galanis Jr. received honorary doctoral degrees in 2019. Galanis Sr. passed away on June 25 at the age of 102.