Improving Workplace Morale and Motivation Roundtable Webinar

Event Type
Research Project

Talent Management, Organization/Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic, so-called ‘Great Resignation’, and supply chain issues have led to significant changes in the day-to-day work of innovation and R&D practitioners.  Morale is always a key concern for management, but these changes have in some cases had a huge impact on how employees feel about their roles and their ability to function in them.  This roundtable is an opportunity to discuss concerns and learn how other IRI members are tackling this key issue.  It will be the first step in a new IRI research project that will identify best practices in improving R&D workplace morale and motivation.

To receive a calendar invitation, contact Matt Dorocak.

Daniel Abramowicz

Executive Vice President, Technology and Regulatory Affairs

Crown Holdings, Inc.

Dan Abramowicz is Crown’s Chief Technology Officer with global responsibility for innovation and technology development across Crown’s business platforms.  These efforts include new product design, new process development, material developments, engineering, modeling, process monitoring and cost reductions across the breadth of Crown’s packaging products (food cans and ends; beverage cans and ends; aerosol containers; metal vacuum closures; crowns; promotional packaging; and packaging equipment).  In addition, Dr. Abramowicz heads Crown’s Environment, Health and Safety Organization and is a member of the Crown Sustainability Steering Committee. Before joining Crown, Dr. Abramowicz was a Technical Director in GE’s Global Research Center.  In this leadership role he was responsible for innovation and technology development across GE’s Industrial and Consumer Businesses, including Appliances, Lighting, Transportation Systems, Industrial Control Systems and Electrical Distribution & Control. Dr. Abramowicz received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and his B.A. degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from St. Francis University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry from Princeton University. Dr. Abramowicz is an active volunteer for non-profit organizations and he is currently serving in several leadership roles with such organizations, including Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at Salus University; Chair of the Executive Corporate Board and member of the Board of Trustees of The Franklin Institute; and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School.  He is also the Past-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Innovation Research Interchange, the Advisory Board of Clemson’s Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Science and the Board of Governors of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. Dr. Abramowicz has received several honors for alumni, including election to the Wall-of Fame of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus in Science from St. Francis University, and membership in the Andrew Fleming West Society of Princeton University.

Deb Kolenc

ICL Group

Ken Wigton

Director, Leadership Development & Workplace Experience

Michelman, Inc.

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