Sali Sylejmani retires after 20 years of service

Sali Sylejmani, a technical specialist in the Accelerator Division Mechanical Support Department, will retire after 20 years of service. He started working in 1999 in the Particle Physics Division Mechanical Engineering Department, where he worked in Cary Kendziora’s group. There, Sali learned about vacuum systems and assemblies for detectors. A few years later, Sali helped during the annual accelerator’s summer maintenance period. He worked for Scott McCormick in the Tevatron. Sali enjoyed the work, and Scott was able to persuade Sali to join AD. Sali continued to use his vacuum expertise in the Tevatron and Main Injector/Recycler beamlines. Sali has enjoyed learning so much through the years. If he did not know the answer to a problem, he knew that he could find someone who would know the answer. This is what he will miss most when he retires. Come to wish him a fond farewell on his last day at the lab during his cake and coffee reception on Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. in the Dungeon Conference Room, located in the Cross Gallery.

Mayling Wong-Squires is the head of the Mechanical Support Department.

Sali Sylejmani

Sylejmani, center, in plaid shirt, is surprised with a photo by the Main Injector/Recycler Group.

Sali Sylejmani, on the left end, is shown with a prototype straw chamber. He was a member of the Particle Physics Division in 2002. Photo: Reidar Hahn

Sali Sylejmani, on the left end, is shown with a prototype straw chamber. He was a member of the Particle Physics Division in 2002. Photo: Reidar Hahn