Meet Materion: Pat Flaherty
Meet Pat Flaherty, currently Design Engineering Manager for the Westford facility, as well as Prototype Value Stream Manager, reporting to Ian Tribick, VP/COO/CTO of Materion’s Thin Film Coatings Group. In his almost twenty years at Materion, (including time at Barr Associates which was acquired by Materion in 2009), he has held many positions. These include Application Engineer, Product Team Leader, Coating Design Development Engineer, Account Manager, and Senior Staff Engineer.
Related to the advantages of the acquisition, Pat commented that “it provided significant resources that led to investing in technologies/capabilities not available to us in the past. In turn, it has allowed us to solidify our position as a technology leader and build lasting relationships with important customers in key markets.”
Pat often has the opportunity to work with Materion colleagues in our Shanghai facility to develop new processes. Pat noted that “this collaboration can be very productive; we share different methodologies and techniques, and ultimately we are able to achieve a better solution. I see it as benefiting the engineering practices of both of our facilities going forward.”
Since he grew up in Burlington, MA, Pat is comfortable in his home state and employment with Materion in Westford, MA. He did venture away from Massachusetts to attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY and obtain his BS in Chemical Engineering. As a married man (wife Christina) with two children (Son PJ, age five and daughter Shannon, age three), Pat still finds time for his passion – golf. As you might guess, considering Materion’s Massachusetts location, he is also an avid Boston Sports Fan (Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, Celtics) and enjoys baking/cake decorating as well!