The Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance plans to hire an executive director for its growing organization.

The BNMA plans to hire a person for the new position by the fourth quarter of this year, said Chris Sansone, the group’s president.

The executive director will represent the organization and work with the board of directors to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

Sansone said the BNMA in five years has grown to more than 110 member companies.