New interim head of the Office of Program and Project Support announced

Carl Strawbridge

Carl Strawbridge is bringing fresh eyes and new ideas to Fermilab’s Office of Program and Project Support. He was named the interim head of OPPS on April 3.

“My goal is to support current OPPS operations, while developing a coherent, integrated strategy and plan for the future of this relatively new office,” Carl Strawbridge said. “I’ll spend some initial time gathering information to fully understand the mission of the OPPS, looking at what’s going well, building on the work of Peter Garbincius who formed and led the OPPS from it’s inception, and understanding where there’s room for improvements.”

Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab’s chief operation officer, says that Strawbridge will assess the needs of the OPPS and work on a plan of improvement.

“Given his heavy project management experience, Carl will develop a strategy to strengthen the overall planning process at the laboratory,” said Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab’s chief operating officer.

Strawbridge, formerly an employee at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and more recently a management consultant for many DOE projects, spent many years in a laboratory setting.

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—Ashley WennersHerron