ASM International
South Central PA Chapter

Next Meeting:





Dan Elliott
2016 Engineering Education Award


Student Camp


2014 ASM Landmark



Free Webinars

ASM Chapters


Lehigh Valley


Other Societies

Non-Traditional Careers for Women Resources

Visitor Number: 106054

Your IP Address:

ASM Meeting

Tuesday, November 08, 2011



Have you felt the effects of the recession over the last few years? Have you been laid off? Are you just finishing school and anxious about your job prospects? The economy since 2008 has led to a very tight labor market and widespread layoffs. The engineering and science community has not been immune to these effects.
Come hear our distinguished panel talk about the labor market for scientists and engineers and obtain some tips on how to distinguish yourself when trying to obtain a job. Whether you are just getting started in the job market, are trying to stay employed or if you are trying to obtain a position after being laid off, you can benefit from this discussion.
Our panelist include people from a variety of backgrounds and career paths:

William Pettitt - Magnesita

Bill is currently the Director of Engineering & Maintenance at Magnesita, a worldwide leader in refractory production. He attended Messiah College, where he obtained a B.S. Engineering (mechanical engineering emphasis). Following graduation he spent 9 years at Voith Turbo focusing on the development of the in-house and field service business units which support industrial manufacturing and marine products. During his time at Voith, Bill obtained his M.S., Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Bill left Voith in 2006 to join LWB Refractories (now Magnesita). His present focus includes the development and execution of the regional capital plan and the support of global engineering and automation initiatives.

Scott O'Brian - McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Scott is currently a patent attorney at McNees Wallace and Nurick. He attended the University of Missouri at Rolla, where he obtained a B.S., Mechanical Engineering, an M.S., Engineering Mechanics, and an M.S., Engineering Management. He worked nearly fifteen years as a design engineer with Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) and obtained his Juris Doctorate at St. Louis University, J.D. After his time at Boeing, he became a patent attorney and worked at a firm in St. Louis prior to coming to McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. His current practice includes intellectual property law with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of applications in the mechanical arts.

Ed Garrity - Electron Energy

Ed is currently Senior Research Engineer at Electron Energy Corp. in Landisville PA, the only U.S. manufacturer of rare earth magnets. He attended Drexel University, where he obtained a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering. Following he worked for 13 years at Thomson Consumer Electronics (formerly RCA) in Lancaster. He then spent nearly 5 years in a private business, ACR Scientific Corp., where he performed engineering and educational services, specializing in Magnetics and Instrumentation. His present focus is on manufacturing process improvement and contract research.

will be held at   (see map at bottom)

Messiah College

Messiah College
Grantham PA
Private Dining Room, Eisenhower Campus Center
Grantham PA.
  6:00: Social
  6:30: Dinner
  7:30: Panel Discussion

  Baby Blue Salad, fresh dinner rolls

  Bruschetta Chicken, Optional vegetarian choice: Pasta
  Chef's choice of accompaniment
  Beverages: (coffee, hot or iced tea)
Cost: Adults: $20, Students:$10

Reservations: Reservation Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2011 12Noon
Click on Reservations menu to register, or
 phone: John Meyer Messiah College   717-793-1800 ext. 7101


The information in your ASM membership profile is the information our local chapter has to keep in touch with you. Please make sure it is up to date. As we increasingly move towards electronic communication, it is especially important to make sure your e-mail address is current. To make changes to your membership profile on-line simply go to:
Log in. Select the Membership tab. Select the Account Profile link. Save changes.

Alternatively, you can call ASM at 1-800-336-5152 and ask for Membership Services.