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March Meeting and Technical Program

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Industry Perspective from
Experienced Professionals

Panel Discussion

Daniel S. Elliott
Mitch Haller
Francois Mollard
Tim Eck
Frank Shaffer

to be held at

216 Harrisburg Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603

  5:30: Social Hour
  6:30: Dinner
  7:30: Panel Discussion

Dinner: Non-alcoholic beverage, desert, and choice of:

  • Baked Lasagna - Our own blend of Hot Sausage, Pepperoni, Meat Balls, Hard Cooked Eggs, Fresh Mushrooms, Provolone and Romano Cheese
  • Fresh Veal Parmesan – Tenderized veal, floured & sauteed. Served with a side of spaghetti
  • Classic Spaghetti w/ Choice of Sauce – Freshly cooked pasta with choice of meat balls or meat sauce; tomato, marinara, or olive oil & garlic; pesto sauce or mushrooms; pepperoni sauce or hot Italian sausage; or red or white clam sauce.
  • Broiled Pork Chops
  • Herb Encrusted Salmon
  (please indicate your entrée selection when making your reservation)
Cost: Members / guests: $15, Retirees: $15, Students:$10

   Reservations: Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2009 *** Deadline extended by restaurant. Try to register, but just show up if you cannot make reservation on time.
Register on line: REGISTER HERE
   phone: Steve Baumann at Alcoa Mill Products   (717) 393-9641 ext:1889

Industry Perspective from
Experienced Professionals

Come hear from our panel of experienced professionals as they speak on their experiences in the materials and materials related professions. Our March meeting is going to include a moderated panel discussion about industry from the perspective of those professionals that work and have worked in industry.

Our panel includes more than 175 years of experience from which we can draw. Find out more about our distinguished panelists. See where they began their careers and find out what they observed as they progressed as materials and materials related professionals. Gain insight into what leads to success and what people have done in the past to survive hard economic times.

About our Panel Speakers

Daniel S. Elliott graduated Drexel 1966 with a B.S. in Commerce & Engineering. He went on to graduate from York College in 1981 with an MBA. Professionally, Dan has three years of industrial R&D, electrical connectors, four years product engineering of electrical connectors and thirty-five years of industrial sales of process instrumentation and controls. Dan has been an owner / operator of my own manufacturer's representative for twenty seven years. In additiona, Dan has been a member of ISA for forty-two years and ASM for twenty seven years.

Mitch Haller has a B.S. from Virginia Tech and an M.S. & Ph. D. from N.C. State. Mitch began his career at Pratt & Whitney as a Failure analysis engineer. He was also a Lecturer/Teaching Assistant at N.C. State, an engineer at Patent Management, Inc., Director of Manufacturing Research and Quality Assurance at Dentsply International, Assistant Professor of Engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, Corporate Metallurgist at Donsco Incorporated, and is currently a Member at Spectrum Systems, LLC.

Francois Mollard worked in materials and manufacturing R&D for 40 years. He retired in 2003 after 15 years as Technical Director of Concurrent Technologies Corporation, a contract research company based in Johnstown, PA, focused on Department of Defense issues. He held previous positions with Battelle Memorial Institute, in Geneva, Switzerland, and Columbus, OH. as well as Cabot Specialty Metals, Reading,PA and Consolidated Aluminum, St Louis ,MO.. He holds MS and ScD degrees in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute technology, and BS in Engineering from Arts et Metiers,Paris,France. He is a Fellow of ASM International.

Tim Eck has a BA in math and minors in biology, chemistry, computer science and then some. Tim has worked at the current Lancaster Alcoa plant on the floor and as a statistician, but mostly in metallography, for 35 years. The plant was owned by Howmet when he started, then Alumax in 1983, and then Alcoa in 1998. Tim invented a molten metal in-furnace refinement process in the 70’s that is still state of the art. (When Alcoa’s Davenport IA plant implemented it, they received a governor’s award for reducing their chlorine emissions by 99.7%.) Time also invented an automated image analysis system for metallographic inspection of clad aluminum products in the 80’s that also remains state of the art. Tim volunteers for ASM, ASTM, The American Chestnut Foundation, and The Lancaster County Conservancy.

Frank Shaffer (awaiting bio).

Directions to Lombardo's Restaurant

-From PA-283 E take the Fruitville Pike exit (0.4 mi), turn right at Fruitville Pike (1.2 mi), continue on PA-72/N Prince St, continue to follow N Prince St (0.6 mi) and turn right at Harrisburg Ave, restaurant is on the left.

-From US-30 (near Park City Center) take the Harrisburg Pike exit and travel toward Lancaster (1.2 mi), continue on Harrisburg Ave (0.7 mi) and the restaurant will be on the right.

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