For six years, Carl Williams has faithfully helped administer Fermilab’s data storage systems and virtual services. Now he will retire. His last day at the laboratory is Thursday, April 24.
As a member of the Core Computing Division’s storage area network team, Williams helped provide disk array storage and backup services for both the lab’s scientific experiments and its information technology systems.
“Even though I’ve been at Fermilab for only six years, I’m capping off 30-plus years working in IT,” Williams said. “I’m looking forward to retirement.”
Now he will stop working with drives and start driving around in his fifth-wheel RV, traveling from one coast to the other — California, Illinois, Michigan and South Carolina — to visit his five children and five grandchildren. He also plans to volunteer on short-term mission trips with his church.
“We’ll certainly miss Carl’s vast experience in network storage, his organizational skills and willingness to take on any task that came his way,” said CCD’s Mike Rosier, Enterprise Services Operations head. “We’ll also miss his sense of humor and good-natured friendliness.”