Thirty-Three Fermilab Employees Receive Employee Performance Recognition Awards
On April 14, thirty-three employees received Employee Performance Recognition
Awards. Following a luncheon at Chez Leon, Fermilab Director Michael
Witherell handed out the awards. "These awards recognize the fact that
people do things that make a big difference," Witherell said. "These are the people
who make the lab run."
The incoming Fermilab director, Pier Oddone, also attended the luncheon. With
slightly less than
two and a half months left to
Witherell's term as the current Fermilab director,
he concluded the ceremony with some parting remarks. "This will be the last
time I will have the opportunity to hand out these awards," he said.
"Fermilab's greatest legacy is the
quality and the commitment of the people who work here. Thank you very much for
everything you have done."
The following employees received awards:
Stan Orr and Bob Ducar for their outstanding service to the Fermilab Safety Program.
As two of the lab's leading electrical engineers, both Orr and Ducar were
leaders in implementing Fermilab's Electrical Safety Month in May 2004. Their
professionalism and dedication helped make Fermilab a safer place to work.
Peter Kasper for his outstanding work with the Fermilab Ecological Land
Management Committee. Kasper performed outstanding service to the lab and the
surrounding community to bring the joys of birding to many people. He also
took on the task of designing and streamlining the ELM Web pages, making them
useful and popular with the committee and the public.
Kent Collins for his persistence and attention to detail, which saved the lab
$25,794 in sanitary charges over the period of April to June 2004. This resulted
in ongoing savings of approximately $7,000 per month ($84,000 a year) in
sanitary costs. Collins held several meetings with the City of Batavia Public Works Department,
which resulted in their agreement to adjust past invoices with a credit to future invoices.
Fred Ullrich, Jim Schultz and Al Johnson for providing a unique and valued video-streaming
service to the Fermilab Community. Over 1,030 talks have been recorded, processed
and posted to audiences worldwide using the web. Providing this access to lectures
and talks is an important outreach service to our community.
||Lothar Bauerdick for his excellent establishment and execution
of the US CMS Software and Computing Organization.
for exceptional performance taking on the responsibility of a large department
and new challenges in networking.
Dane Skow for exceptional service to the lab in
Jerry Liebfritz for outstanding leadership and effort to construct the MI-31
electron cooling building.
Kiyomi Seiya for her key role in developing and commissioning slip stacking
in the Main Injector.
John Reid for his role in designing, building, installing, and commissioning the
high level beam loading compensation for slip stacking.
Valeri Lebedev for his work in Tevatron Optics.
Brian Chase for inventing the idea of Dual Source operations from the Accumulator
and the Recycler.
Bill Foster for outstanding and innovative work in designing, installing and commissioning
the Main Injector Dampers.
Bill Ashmanskas for outstanding contributions to the design, installation and commissioning
of the Main Injector Dampers.
Dean Still for contributions to Tevatron operations. Still was instrumental
in investigating and fixing several major problems in the Tevatron during the
Doug Glenzinski for being the driving force behind the development
of a LASER system that was used to unblock CDF's epoxy filled water-cooling
lines on the ISL silicon detector.
Gaston Gutierrez for major contributions to DZero over the last several years, both
in detector support and in physics analysis.
Karen Kephart for playing a crucial role in managing the reshuffling of technicians
from the Particle Physics Division to the Accelerator Division for shutdown work.
John Voirin for leading the crew that performed the very successful installation
of the MINOS near detector.
Michael Wang for his work over the last two years that led to a change in the baseline
architecture for the BTeV Level-1 trigger.
Cythia Sazama for her continuous support and management of the Fermilab Conference Office.
Pierre Bauer, Mike Martens and George Valev for their leadership in the joint
Accelerator/Technical Division studies of Tevatron magnet persisten current effects.
Ivan Gonin, Timergali Khabiboulline, Gennady Romanov for their contributions to
Linear Collider development.
Harry Carter, David Finley and Tug Arkan for their contributions and leadership
in the Linear Collider development.