How to transition from a non-manager to a manager webinar | The American Ceramic Society

How to transition from a non-manager to a manager webinar

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 2 pm (EST)


Explore the responsibilities and challenges faced during the transition from individual contributor to manager. Patrick Willson, senior materials scientist in the Additive Materials Laboratory at GE Global Research, will discuss such topics as effective communication, work/life balance, dealing with poor performers, and striking a balance between delivering on management responsibilities while continuing to lead projects. The technical skills you have used to secure the opportunity are only a part of what will lead you to ultimate success. The transition to management may be the most difficult of your career, so register today!

Patrick Willson graduated from Alfred University with his undergraduate degree and completed his master’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Materials Science and Engineering. Over the past 10 years, he has held roles in research, design, process and reliability, starting his career working at the GE Global Research Center in the Ceramic and Metals Technologies organization. 

Over the past 6 years, Pat has been part of the GE Energy Storage startup, spending extended periods of time in the United Kingdom learning to make ceramic assemblies at the Beta Research and Development test facility. His roles at the business included design, process, cost out, and reliability. Being part of a startup has provided him the opportunity to deliver on projects from concept through implementation on the manufacturing floor.

Recently, he rejoined the GE Global Research Center as a senior materials scientist in the Additive Materials Laboratory. His current work is focused on developing ceramic and metal additive manufacturing processes and materials. 

Sign up for this informative and free webinar no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2016.


Select the member link below to register online.

Member $0

Once you register, we will send you easy instructions on how to participate. You will receive a link to a website where the webinar can be viewed and a call in number to listen to the webinar. (No software to download or video to watch)

Questions? Contact Tricia Freshour ( / 614-794-5827).