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After 53 years, Keith Coiley is retiring. Keith started his career at the lab on his 17th birthday in June 1969. To bookend it, he will retire in his birthday month as well. As Coiley says, he basically grew up at Fermilab—and he has innumerable stories. On his first day, Fermilab was “out in the country.” The only place around was Warrenville Bowl on Route 59, the pre-Users-Center hangout for lab employees. The Village was the hub of the lab,…

After more than four decades of service at Fermilab, Glenn Smith will retire on June 1. Glenn started out as a technician at Fermilab in August 1977 and was assigned to the Tevatron Dipole construction program.  He rapidly became a supervisor, overseeing the construction of the Low Beta Quadrupoles for the Tevatron. Since then, he has been instrumental in the completion of the permanent magnets for the Recycler ring, Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) chambers (components for the CMS detector at…

Human Performance Improvement is an often-misunderstood tool that organizations can use to make fundamental improvements in their processes. In the decade HPI has been active at Fermilab, countless individuals have applied its techniques to identify and correct issues within their projects and programs. Joe Pygott is one of them.